We are currently seeing patients on a first-come, first-serve basis for urgent care service. All patients will still be screened upon arrival for COVID-19 symptoms. 

Our center offers rapid Covid-19 testing for patients experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. These tests are covered by most insurances. We also offer a Rapid Covid-19 PCR test for patients who need a PCR test for travel or return to work/school.

*Immigration physicals are still appointment only*

What is World Health Day?

Many people may consider themselves healthy if they are without any diseaseHowever, to say that a person is healthy requires the analysis of a set of factors, such as quality of life involving both the mental and physical aspects.

Health is not an easy state to achieve since not all people can live without sorrows and interacting with the rest of society harmoniously. Health should be seen as a form of total well-being, which is achieved by treating diseases or their prevention and the quality of life. Your health is AFC Urgent Care Malden’s priority. That is why we provide a variety of patient services, available on a walk-in basis. 

What is World Health Day?

World Health Day is an international day dedicated to health promotion. It is celebrated annually on April 7th to mark the anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) creation and provides an opportunity to mobilize action around a public health theme that concerns the world. 

Brief History of World Health Day

The first World Health Assembly initiated World Health Day in 1948 to mark the creation of the World Health Organization

World Health Day is celebrated every year on the 7th of April. Each year, World Health Day sets out to increase awareness on various health issues of global relevance, as expounded by WHO. 

Most health issues identified by the WHO were primarily devoted to combating recurring health conditions in countries with poorer population sufficiency. This is accompanied by an appeal to the economically better-off countries to help poorer countries solve their problems through human and financial support and cooperate with the WHO.

The WHO’s Health for All strategy, launched in 1977, increasingly brought issues of strategic importance to the development of national health systems, such as primary health care, health communication, and health promotion, into the spotlight.

What is the focus this year?

Annually the organization celebrates World Health Day with different themes. In 2017, it was “depression.” In 2018 the theme was “Health for all.” This year’s theme connotes “building a fairer and healthier world for everyone.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to be concerned about our health and health systems and their weaknesses. If the fragility of our lives unites us, access to care continues to divide us cruelly.

We are currently living in a very delicate moment in world history. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing countries to close their borders to contain the spread and prevent further collapses in health. Economies are in decline, and most regrettable, thousands of lives are being lost every day. 

During this period, the (WHO) is striving to help health systems worldwide navigate this pandemic. 

What we can do on our part is to take care of our health and also help to the best of our ability reduce the spread of the coronavirus by adhering to the various COVID-19 directives such as washing our hand with soap and water, keeping a safe distance from people, wearing our masks, and so on.