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Commentaries 2018

Commentaries bring the view of WHO’s leadership on current public health issues

A “good birth” goes beyond having a healthy baby

"Women are also reporting high levels of disrespect and abusive care during facility-based childbirth in all regions and cultures."

Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents

Health, climate and small island states

"Climate change is much more than an environmental issue. It poses a serious threat to our health and survival. It impacts all of us, no matter where we live."

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Patricia Espinosa, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary

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