Rep. Eshoo Releases Statement on World Health Day

April 7, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, released the following statement recognizing World Health Day:

“COVID-19 has exposed deep inequities in our domestic and global health systems. This World Health Day, expanding coverage and lowering costs is more important than ever. We must also address the fact that we won’t be successful in crushing this virus in the U.S. unless it’s crushed globally. To that end, wealthier countries must assist poorer ones. It’s time to commit to a future where every person can live in good health and access affordable, quality care.”

April 7th of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. This year’s priority area is building a healthier, fairer world for everyone. Learn more HERE.