This World Health Day, Grayling celebrates the clients advancing health for all

This #WorldHealthDay Grayling is celebrating the amazing work of its clients across the health and development sectors.

The theme set by WHO for this year’s day is ‘My health, my right’, promoting the fact that it is a human right to be able to access essential health services, wherever you live. Whilst in the UK we may complain about NHS waiting times, we must not forget that for millions of people, accessing the healthcare or assistive products they need is a real struggle and sometimes impossible.

We’re really proud to be working with several organisations all aiming, in different ways, to help more people, including some of the world’s most vulnerable, live healthier and more independent lives:

In January we launched a new global campaign UnlocktheEveryday for ATscale and partners including WHO and Unicef. Launched at Davos, it aims to promote the importance of access to assistive technology, such as wheelchairs, glasses, hearing aids, prosthetics and digital devices and to address the startling global inequity when it comes to accessing these life transforming products.  Make sure to put 4th June – the first ever World Day for Assistive Technology in your diaries..

We’re also really proud of the work we’ve been doing with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria – a global coalition of organisations with the goal of reducing the malaria burden and ultimately ending malaria for good. We’re hard at work to make sure World Malaria Day on 25th April once again shines a global spotlight on malaria and accelerates action towards this goal.

Cancer Grand Challenges is an exciting client that is at the forefront of global cancer research. Grayling has just supported the announcement of five new research teams bringing together multidisciplinary cancer experts from around the world to take on cancer’s biggest challenges. The research they’re carrying out could help reduce the burden of cancer for many of us in years to come.

So yes – it is absolutely everyone’s right to access the healthcare they need and whilst this is still not a reality for far too many people around the world, there is exciting and innovative work being done to improve people’s health and healthcare today and in the future.