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  • New vision and strengthened partnership for WHO and China
    21 August 2017 | GENEVA – WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of his visit included a new financial contribution to WHO from China, and strengthened commitments to improve the health of billions of people in the 60 countries in the Belt and Road Initiative.
  • World Humanitarian Day
    21 August 2017 – Dr Tedros honoured the heroic people who have died for the humanitarian cause, and thanked those who continue to devote their lives to helping the world’s most vulnerable people - in so many different countries, in such difficult circumstances.
  • Universal Health Coverage: The Key to a 21st-Century Health System
    19 August 2017 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros's speech at the Dialogue Series in South-South Collaboration On Health Development and Innovation

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