Side event at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva on 21 May...
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a strong UHC supporter, has been elected as Director General of WHO. For UHC2030, this is a great moment and opportunity for us to move forward with solidarity and strength.
We look forward very much to this collaboration!
Here’s what Dr. Tedros said about UHC during his election campaign.
"If I am elected Director General, achieving universal health coverage will be my top priority, because I believe it is the best overall investment in health we can make. Where health systems are strong, we are better able to prevent, monitor, detect, and respond to health emergencies. At the same time, universal health coverage delivers disease prevention, health promotion, and treatment for communicable and non-communicable diseases alike, while ensuring individuals are not driven into poverty because of high costs.
In my tenure at WHO, I will work tirelessly to ensure universal health coverage is and remains a top priority at the highest political levels possible. We will ensure lessons and experiences–positive and negative–are shared across countries and regions. And we will work in close partnerships with countries and regions to help them tailor their programs to their specific needs."
Read this blog from Dr Tedros