Motto: a healthy body is the guest room of the soul, a sick person – prison.
Every year, World Health Day is the most important event of the World Health Organization, and has been held since early April 1950 with the aim of increasing awareness of global health problems.
This year’s theme is “Building a Fairer and Healthier World”. According to the World Health Organization, health is not only the absence of disease or disability, but also the physical, mental and social well-being of a person. The pledge of our physical health in the form of a combination that looks like this: 5305, that is, consuming 5 fruits and vegetables per day, jogging 3 kilometers, 0 cigarettes and alcohol, and 5 – the level of cholesterol in the blood. The bulletin of the global organization draws attention to the fact that the Covid-19 epidemic has shown that no one is safe until everyone is safe. It’s time to build a fairer, healthier world for everyone, everywhere. We need to end discrimination and exclusion, and make health care equally accessible to all.
At least two million families in Ukraine do not have adequate health care.
This is evidenced by the complaints received by the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman last year, 14.7 per cent of which relate to violations of social rights, including health care rights.
At the time of the pandemic, the number of violations against healthcare complainants and workers in the field was widespread. Many doctors complain that their employers regularly violate wage rules.
As hospitals and surgeries close as part of healthcare reform, many people may not receive or find it more difficult to obtain appropriate quality care. Often patients have to travel 50 kilometers to receive specialized care. The chief physician at the provincial public health center, Victoria Belak Lukyanchuk, told our newspaper that due to cardiac ischemia, due to lack of timely medical assistance, 285,000 people left the ranks last year.
Who says we can do more than others to preserve our health by preventing disease through regular screening.
It is well known that our health depends on fifty percent of our lifestyle, twenty to twenty percent of our environment and genes, and only ten percent of official medicine. This is why seven principles are recommended – sunlight, fresh air, rest, hydration, exercise, eating, and moderation. It is true that nowadays the possibility of health care and therefore screening has changed due to the epidemic situation – we either have to wait for a long time or visit a private clinic, but it is important not to give up some checks now. Of course, there are studies that can be postponed a little in time, given the epidemiological situation, but let’s not forget them at all, the expert advises.