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Dr Chan: This is the sixth time I am addressing the Health Assembly in my capacity as WHO Director-General #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: Progress in public health was slow during the 90s, health viewed as an expenditure rather than an investment #WHA65
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Dr Chan: 2000-2010, health moved to the top of the development agenda, driving socioeconomic progress. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Some say the golden age for health development is over. I strongly disagree. The best days for health are ahead of us. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Time and time again, we see the importance of national ownership and leadership in public health. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: India dramatically changed the prospects for polio eradication with full govt ownership of the programme. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Ghana’s commitment to guinea worm eradication shrunk the map to its last outpost, in South Sudan. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Namibia is leading a group of 8 neighboring countries in a joint effort to eliminate malaria within the next few years. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: In Oman, 30+ government sectors and departments are working together to respond to outbreaks and natural disasters. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Australia leads resistance to the tobacco industry’s latest onslaught of aggressive tactics. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Indonesia, joined by many others, pushed for pandemic flu preparedness sharing responsibilities, benefits on equal footing. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Nordic countries and Canada promote women’s empowerment, gender equity and human rights, leading by example. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa now biggest suppliers of generic, essential medicines, to benefit the poor. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: WHO helps countries improve quality standards, regulatory control. E.g., WHO prequalified China’s State Food & Drug Admin. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: WHO can mount an intl response to disease outbreaks within 24 hours. No other agency can do this. #WHA65
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Dr Chan: Since Jan, WHO is able to protect all school-age children in Africa at risk of schistosomiasis, ridding them of worms, eggs. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: Since Jan, WHO is able to protect all school-age children in Africa at risk of schistosomiasis, ridding them of worms, eggs. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: Since Jan, WHO is able to protect all school-age children in Africa at risk of schistosomiasis, ridding them of worms, eggs. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: Since Jan, WHO is able to protect all school-age children in Africa at risk of schistosomiasis, ridding them of worms, eggs. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: Since Jan, WHO is able to protect all school-age children in Africa at risk of schistosomiasis, ridding them of worms, eggs. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: 2011, WHO recommended a ban on inaccurate, costly blood tests 4 diagnosing active TB, which often put patients in danger. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: 2011, WHO recommended a ban on inaccurate, costly blood tests 4 diagnosing active TB, which often put patients in danger. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: 2011, WHO recommended a ban on inaccurate, costly blood tests 4 diagnosing active TB, which often put patients in danger. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: 2011, WHO recommended a ban on inaccurate, costly blood tests 4 diagnosing active TB, which often put patients in danger. #WHA65
World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO
Dr Chan: 60+ countries have asked WHO for tech support to move towards universal health coverage following 2010 World Health Report. #WHA65
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