WHO DG Calls For Universal Health Coverage, Outlines Agency’s Successes In Address To Executive Board

Intellectual Property Watch: New WHO Director Calls On Board To Join In “Intensive” Period Of Change
“All human beings should receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship, such is the definition of universal health coverage, a key point of discussion at the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting this week. New WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Dr. Tedros) opened the event by presenting his vision for the future, and the collective work to accomplish necessary changes to the U.N. health agency…” (Saez, 1/22).

VOA News: WHO Chief Calls for Universal Health Care
“The World Health Organization’s director general is calling on the agency’s 192 member states to adopt universal health care as the best way of guaranteeing health for all. This is the first time Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has addressed the 34-member executive board since assuming his post in July as the first African head of the World Health Organization. And the former Ethiopian health minister was not shy about touting his accomplishments during his first six months in office…” (Schlein, 1/22).

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