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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."


Director-General

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."

Infographics

Universal health coverage (UHC)

At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services. Each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets.

Videos

Antibiotics: Handle with care

Antibiotics are often used to treat infections but they aren’t always the answer. Everybody has a role to play to help reduce antibiotic resistance.


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Questions and answers


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