Main Objectives of Health for All

Objectives of Health for All:

Health continues to be a neglected area. At the individual level, it is usually subjugated to other needs defined as more important, such as wealth, power, prestige, knowledge, and security. Health is often taken for granted and its value isn’t fully understood until it is lost. At the international level, health was “forgotten” when the covenant of the League of Nations was drafted after World War I. It was again “forgotten” when the charter of the united nations was drafted at the end of World War II. The matter of health was then introduced ad-hoc at the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945.

However, during the past few decades, there has been a reawakening that health is a fundamental human right and a worldwide social goal. As it is essential to the satisfaction of basic human needs and to an improved quality of life. In 1977, the 30th World Health Assembly decided all Governments and WHO should prioritize health of its people and health should be made an integral part of socio-economic development. In 1981, the Assembly unanimously adiopted a Global strategy for “Health for All” by the year 2000.