Health for All

Health for All:

The attainment by all the people of the world of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life.

Reference: Glossary of Terms used in Health for All series. WHO, Geneva,1984

Health for All has served as an important focal point for health strategy for WHO and its Member States for almost twenty years. Although it has been interpreted differently by each country in the light of its social and economic characteristics, the health status and morbidity patterns of its population, and the state of development of its health system, it has provided an aspirational goal, based on the concept of equity in health. The Health for All strategy is currently being redeveloped to ensure its continued relevance into the next century. A new policy is being developed, to be adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1998.

Source: Health Promotion Glossary (1998), WHO/HPR/HEP/98.1