Today, on 7 April, the global health community is celebrating World Health Day under the theme of Health Equity, proposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified social, economic, and health inequities. Living a healthy live, and getting easier access to health services more than others, depends on where you are born, live, work, and age. Much needs to be done in order to fight the enormous differences that exist between countries and communities, in relation to health equity.
The WHO underlined the importance of ensuring that COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments are available to all, everywhere. It is highly important to speed up the vaccines rollout programmes. Why? Because criminals and scammers are taking advantage of the gap created in places where vaccines have not reached patients yet. They are selling falsified products as vaccines and treatments, especially on the dark web, which can potentially cause serious harm.
For World Health Day – Fight the Fakes calls for better access to safe and effective medicines, away from the dangers of fake medicines in order to achieve health for all.
Let’s #FightTheFakes and help to build a fairer, healthier world for everyone.