UN Postal Administration issues new World Health Day stamps

Date: 
Friday, 06 April 2018

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Each year, on 7 April, World Health Day, offices of the World Health Organization (WHO), Member States, civil society, and partners around the world observe the Organization’s signing of its Constitution and its founding in 1948. 

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is delighted to be working with WHO to promote worldwide awareness and action to achieve health for everyone around the world.  On Friday, 6 April 2018, UNPA will release a set of six stamps, in the denominations of US$0.50, US$1.15, CHF1,00, CHF2,00, €0,68 and €1,70, to highlight: ‘Health Services’, ‘Healthy People’, ‘Stop Epidemics’, ‘Healthy Children’, ‘For All People’, and ‘Affordable Care’. 

In 2018, WHO is dedicating the World Health Day, on its seventieth anniversary, to universal health coverage: #HealthForAll.  It is also part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3.8) to ensure that all people have access to the healthy services they need. 

Countries have pledged to ensure that health services will be of sufficient quality to be effective, and that their people will not endure financial hardship when availing themselves of these services.  Universal health coverage reduces poverty, creates jobs, triggers economic growth, helps improve gender equality, and stops disease outbreaks from turning into epidemics.

A souvenir card for World Health Day that carries a statement by the United Nations Secretary-General and the Director-General of the World Health Organization will also be released on the same day.  These stamps along with the souvenir card were designed by Sergio Baradat of UNPA Graphics Design Team.

For more information on the WHO, please visit http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2018/en/

To purchase these stamps, as well as other UNPA products, please visit unstamps.org.  You can also visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva and Vienna.  Follow UNPA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.