The World Health Report 2010 calls for the promotion of universal coverage

WHO/Rustam Babadjanov

A press conference was held on the occasion of the launch of the World Health Report 2010
The world health report 2010, a formal presentation of which will be held today, critically evaluates the ways of organizing, financing and delivering health care in rich and poor countries, described the way solutions, methods, and our efforts towards achieving our stated goals and objectives in the areas of health and the presentation of the necessary recommendations, which are important.

The WHO world health report is an appeal to modify the countries’ financial systems for more rapid progress towards universal coverage. Report brings together new research and lessons learned from previous experience in the set of possible actions that could be considered and adapted to suit your needs by countries at all stages of development. While the world struggles with the economic downturn, with the globalization of disease, which occurs along with the globalization of economies and the growing demand for treatment of chronic diseases, partly associated with the aging population, the need for universal coverage of health services and the need for a strategy of financing is becoming an urgent as never before.

In some countries, up to 11% of the population suffers this type of severe financial hardship each year, and up to 5% is forced into poverty. Globally, about 150 million people suffer financial catastrophe annually while 100 million are pushed below the poverty line.

“Health is the foundation of prosperity and development of our future, the country and the world as a whole”, – notes Dr Pavel Ursu, WHO Representative/Head of WHO Country office in Tajikistan. “The enclosed recommendations, suggestions and facts in the World Health Report 2010, tell us about what ways are effective and where we should stay at the course, in both rich and poor countries. Providing quality and timely care, adequate health care for people who need complex treatment is the key to the success of health and saving lives of many people”.

“The best way to strengthen and protect our health, in addition to providing medical services is our fight against the three negative factors in our lives, such as: the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles, rapid unplanned urbanization and population aging. These factors influence the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and asthma, that create new demands for long-term treatment. – says Dr Mirzoev Azamjon Safolovich, Deputy Minister of Health of Republic of Tajikistan.