World Health Day 2023: Article collection

07 Apr 2023
World Health Day 2023: Health For All

This Friday 7 April is World Health Day, celebrated annually to draw attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world on the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.

This World Health Day marks 75 years since the anniversary of the WHO and the theme for this year is ‘Health for All’.

The WHO says that its 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today  ̶  and tomorrow.  

To mark World Health Day 2023, we have compiled this collection of articles from our two journals Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health.


Making primary healthcare responsive to non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
Frank Baiden
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 114, Issue 4, April 2020, Pages 229–231,
Published: 14 February 2020

The Bayelsa Health Summit: strategizing for health at a subnational level in Nigeria 
Dimie Ogoina, Chijioke Kaduru, Jones Stow, Ebikapaye Okoyen, Pabara N Igwele
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 116, Issue 8, August 2022, Pages 682–685,
Published: 16 May 2022

COVID-19 vaccine equity in Africa 
Natasha Turyasingura, Wilmot G James, Sten H Vermund
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trac130,
Published: 09 January 2023

Enablers and barriers towards ensuring routine immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from a qualitative study across five different states in India 
Kripalini Patel, Bhagyashree Nayak, Salaj Rana, Parthiban Krishnan, Babasaheb Vishwanath Tandale, Surajit Basak, Abhik Sinha, Muthusamy Santhosh Kumar, Prasant Borah, Harpreet Singh, Nivedita Gupta, Shanta Dutta, Aswini Mohan, Manuj K Das, Yovhan Landge, Bappaditya Ganguly, Utpala Devi, Sanghamitra Pati, Subrata Kumar Palo
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 116, Issue 9, September 2022, Pages 814–821,
Published: 02 March 2022

International Health

Determinants of health care utilisation: the case of Timor-Leste 
Lorna Guinness, Repon C Paul, Joao S Martins, Auguste Asante, Jennifer A Price, Andrew Hayen, Stephen Jan, Ana Soares, Virginia Wiseman
International Health, Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2018, Pages 412–420,
Published: 11 July 2018

Determinants of out-of-district health facility bypassing in East Java, Indonesia 
Nuzulul Kusuma Putri, Ratna Dwi Wulandari, Robeth Jabbar Syahansyah, Karen A Grépin
International Health, Volume 13, Issue 6, November 2021, Pages 545–554,
Published: 27 January 2021

Towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3: multilevel analyses of demographic and health survey data on health insurance coverage and maternal healthcare utilisation in sub-Saharan Africa 
Hubert Amu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Robert Kokou Dowou, Eugene Justine Kongnyuy, Prince Owusu Adoma, Peter Memiah, Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang, Luchuo Engelbert Bain
International Health, Volume 15, Issue 2, March 2023, Pages 134–149,
Published: 19 April 2022

Healthcare accessibility in the rural plains (terai) of Nepal: physical factors and associated attitudes of the local population 
Henry C Ashworth, Thomas L Roux, Conor J Buggy
International Health, Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2019, Pages 528–535,
Published: 21 March 2019

Geospatial distribution and bypassing health facilities among National Health Insurance Scheme enrollees: implications for universal health coverage in Nigeria 
David A Adewole, Steve Reid, Tolu Oni, Ayo S Adebowale
International Health, Volume 14, Issue 3, May 2022, Pages 260–270,
Published: 29 June 2021

A systematic review of participatory approaches to empower health workers in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting Health Workers for Change 
Obaraboye Olude, Carol Vlassoff, Julienne Niyikora, Alison Krentel
International Health, ihac070,
Published: 09 November 2022

How can the neglected tropical disease community be inclusive and equitable in programme delivery? Reaching refugees and internally displaced persons through integrating a ‘leave no one behind’ approach 
Danny Harvey, Joy Shu'aibu, Mark Terhemba Debam, Abraham Kwaghgee Aba, Carlos A Torres-Vitolas
International Health, Volume 14, Issue Supplement_2, September 2022, Pages ii33–ii37,
Published: 21 September 2022