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World Health Day 2020

Today marks the 70th World Health Day. Since its inception, World Health Day has served as a celebration, bringing important health issues to light.  But this year is unlike any that have come before it.  As Europe becomes the new epicentre for the coronavirus, only one health issue is on peoples minds. This year, the World Health Organisation celebrates those who are putting their health and lives on the line for us. The tagline for World Health Day 2020 is simple – support nurses and midwives.  

Positive news

In the UK, support for our healthcare workers has provided some much needed positive news. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have signed up as volunteers to assist the NHS and wider national effort.  One of those who are doing their bit to support nurses and other health workers is Scrub Hub. Scrub Hub is a group of volunteer machinists who are making clothing such as scrubs for NHS staff. The positive news doesn’t stop there. Tayla Porter, a young paramedic, was clapped and cheered by her entire street as she left for her night shift. Around the world, people have come together to applaud those who are on the frontline fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Clap for our Carers invited the UK to stand outside their homes and clap nurses and keyworkers. France and Italy hosted a similar event to show their appreciation. Positive news stories like these show human spirit and goodwill at their finest. However, they don’t take away the underlying worry some people have during uncertain times.  


We can’t predict the future, but we can plan for it. If current events have taught us anything, it’s how important it is to be prepared for a situation. Health insurance and a life insurance policy are two products designed to give you peace of mind. A life insurance policy is there to support your family financially. As we said, none of us can predict the future, but a life insurance policy is one way we can prepare. The benefits of a life insurance policy include:

  • Financial security for your loved ones
  • Peace of mind knowing that your family are taken care of
  • Can be used for unpaid debts such as a mortgage

Public health care is currently being pushed to its limits dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Public and private patients should expect delays due to the current situation. However, some services might be more accessible for those with private health insurance. The benefits of health insurance include:

  • Shorter wait times for treatment
  • Access to treatments that are no available on the NHS
  • GP referrals to see a specialist privately

Some of us might be reassessing our budgets and looking to make cutbacks. If you have a life insurance policy or health insurance, it’s advisable to keep them in your budget if possible.  

A collective effort

The fight against COVID-19 is a global, joint effort.  Whether you’re following government advice, volunteering, or serving on the frontline, all of us have a vital role in making sure we win this fight. Remember, a life insurance policy is there for reassurance and to provide peace of mind. If you would like to speak with an expert to find the right type of policy for you, contact us using the form below. World Health Day 2020 will give thanks to the fantastic work that nurses and midwives around the world are doing. Holborn Assets would like to say thanks to the healthcare professional for all of the hard work.

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