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Latest speeches by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization



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Every Woman Every Child

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMT

18 July 2017 – WHO Director-General speaks about the Every Woman Every Child movement at the launch of the 2017 Progress Report on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.



Universal health coverage: a political choice

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:00:00 GMT

It is a pleasure to be with you today. This is one of the most important events I will attend in New York this week. As you know, I regard universal health coverage as WHO’s top priority. As I have said many times before, all roads lead to universal health coverage.

For me, universal coverage is an ethical issue. Do we want our fellow citizens to die because they are poor? Or millions of families to fall into poverty because they lack financial risk protection? These are very important questions.



WHO Director-General's remarks at the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Yemen

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

WHO Director-General's speech at the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen



Health emergencies represent some of the greatest risks to the global economy and security

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Health emergencies represent some of the the greatest risks to the global economy and security



Director-General Dr Tedros takes the helm of WHO: address to WHO staff

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:20:00 GMT

Director-General Tedros statement taking the helm of WHO