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Dr Tedros's opening speech at UHC Forum in Tokyo

"New data from WHO and the World Bank show that at least half of the world’s population still does not have access to essential health services, such as having a skilled birth attendant, vaccinations for children or treatment for HIV."


Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

"I envision a world in which everyone can live healthy, productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live."


Intrapartum care

All women have a right to a positive childbirth experience. Every birth is unique.


Responding to a Polio Outbreak

Anytime a child is paralyzed by polio in any country,WHO and its partners move fast to stop the outbreak.

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