by ACN Media Officer Jessica Pham
7 April each year marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (more commonly known as the WHO) in 1948. The rest of the world celebrates it as World Health Day – a day for global awareness of a single health challenge that can create global impact.
This year’s theme of ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’ is one that has been gaining momentum both nationally and overseas. It has never been more important to have a health care system that is accessible for all people anywhere, throughout their lifespan.
Here in Australia, we are fortunate to have Medicare which administers benefits and covers subsidised care for a range of services. To maintain the provision of best nursing and health care, it is the role of nurses and all health care professionals and governments to ensure that we embrace technology and innovation to nurture our workforce.
ACN advocates for fairness and equality for all Australians so that access to good nursing and health care can be delivered to all so we encourage extensive consultation between communities and health care professionals to ensure the systems we have available are cost-effective and fit for purpose.