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World Health Day Promotes Universal Health Coverage As WHO Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Deutsche Welle: WHO marks 70th anniversary and World Health Day amid some optimism
“…On World Health Day, DW takes a look at some of the advances that have been achieved so far…”
(Fuchs/Wagner, 4/7).

U.N. News: Universal health coverage key to safer, fairer world, says WHO chief on eve of World Health Day
“The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday marked World Health Day, and the agency’s 70th anniversary, with a strong call for universal health coverage, to ensure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship…” (4/6).

VOA News: WHO: Universal Health Coverage Saves People from Financial Ruin
“…[Universal health coverage] systems insulate people from the financial disasters that occur in countries where national health schemes do not exist…” (Schlein, 4/7).

VOA News: World Health Day, and the WHO Turns 70
“April 7 marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization. It also marks World Health Day. In the past seven decades much has been accomplished, but much still needs to be done…” (Pearson, 4/7).

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