World Cup joins United Nations to kick off Universal Health Coverage Day — Global Issues

Be Positive: Bringing Health Movements to Everyonewas organized by FIFA, World Health Organization (WHO).

This event is part of Education Above All’s global program Scoring 4 Target Campaigns campaigning for the United Nations Sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Take the move

Among Hollywood’s award-winning star dancers and choreographers, Sherrie Silver; singer The Mad Stuntman, vocalist of the global hit I want to move it, move it – FIFA-WHO theme song Take the moves with you physical activity campaign – and WHO Goodwill Ambassadors and football legends, former Côte D’Ivoire striker Didier Drogba, and Brazil’s top goalkeeper, Alisson Becker.

Sherrie Silver said: “I can’t wait to make the moves at the FIFA Fan Festival and do my part to promote Health for All on Universal Health Coverage Day on behalf of Rwanda. and support for Education Above All”. “Dancing is not only a source of joy and passion for me, but also keeps me physically and mentally healthy.”

The event celebrates the importance of health in many ways, including:

  • Mark the annual UHC Day campaignled by WHO and global partners, to promote and accelerate the achievement of access to effective, equitable and affordable health care worldwide.
  • Calling for Progress on SDG3 for Health and Happiness, as part of the #ScoringForTheGoals campaign led by the EAAF and the United Nations.
  • Promotes increased physical activity through a practice session due to group dance, held the day before debut Be positive: Take action for your health campaign in the semi-finals December 13-14.

Dancer and singer The Mad Stuntman said: “I am delighted to see football fans Bring The Moves and dance for health to my song, I Like To Move It, during the event. World Cup.”


Goodwill Ambassador Drogba said: “We can be active for health in many ways, from advocacy to fitness to calling for access to care for all.” I am proud to have my voice heard on Universal Health Coverage Day in Doha.”

Alisson Becker, Brazil and Liverpool goalkeeper and WHO Health Promotion Goodwill Ambassador, added: “On Universal Health Coverage Day, let’s all be active and do our part. ourselves to ensure the health of all our goals.”

The theme of UHC Day 2022 is Building the world we want: A healthy future for everyoneThe goal is to call on stronger health systems to commit to equity, trust, a healthy environment, investment and accountability.

The Scoring 4 The Goals campaign aims to raise awareness and call for action to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global agenda for a prosperous and just future. more equal for everyone.

Inflation and war, eroding health care

In a statement marking the day, WHO European Region notes that inflation and war are threatening the lives and security of millions – especially across Ukraine – calling on countries to learn from their experience. from previous shocks and prevent out-of-pocket spending on health care from pushing people into poverty this winter.

In a press releaseWHO urges governments to heed the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis, “stepping up public spending on health and prioritizing protecting those most in need, now more than ever. “

Research shows that people on low incomes are most likely to pay the most out-of-pocket, mainly due to spending on drugs and health products.

“Financial hardship can force people to choose between feeding their families, heating their homes or taking the medicines they need,” said Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe. “Building a healthier society means that governments invest in health systems, especially in times of crisis, to ensure health for all, everywhere.”

A nurse cares for a young patient at ESE Hospital de Nazareth in Alta Guajira, Colombia.

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A nurse cares for a young patient at ESE Hospital de Nazareth in Alta Guajira, Colombia.


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