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Q&A on measles

Measles has been steadily rising since 2017, with all regions experiencing large outbreaks. WHO vaccines expert Dr Katherine O’Brien explains why...

Dr Shin Young-soo, outgoing WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region

Farewelling Dr Shin-Young-soo, outgoing Regional Director for the Western Pacific. Dr Shin, from the Republic of Korea, was appointed as Regional...

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh appointed Regional Director WHO South-East Asia for second term

Geneva, 27 January 2019: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been appointed Regional Director for World Health Organization South-East Asia, for a...

Dr Takeshi Kasai appointed WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific

Dr Takeshi Kasai was confirmed as the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific by the WHO Executive Board in...

Dr Tedros opening speech to the 144th Executive Board of the World Health Organization

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros addresses the 144th session of the WHO Executive Board during the opening session which took place on 24th January...

Ebola in DR Congo: WHO epidemiologist Dr Marie Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire

Dr Marie Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire is an epidemiologist with the World Health Organization working to save lives from Ebola in the Democratic...

Healthy baby born to mother who survived Ebola

Dressed in pink, Sylvana, who is only five days old, lies in her mother’s arm. Her mother, Joséphine Ekoli, 28 is happy that she gave birth to a...

Universal health coverage: Launch of pilot programmes in Kenya

On 13 December 2018, the Kenyan Government launched the national Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme through pilots in four counties...

Health is a human right

On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2018, WHO's message is clear: health is a human right. Take a stand for the right to health...

WHO Director General’s message on Human Rights Day

We need to uphold human equality and dignity, and that includes achieving HealthForAll" Health is a human right. Everyone should be able to access...

День всеобщего охвата услугами здравоохранения: Послание Генерального директора ВОЗ

В ознаменование Международного дня всеобщего охвата услугами здравоохранения Генеральный директор ВОЗ д-р Тедрос подчеркивает важное значение...

Journée de la couverture sanitaire universelle : Message du Directeur général de l'OMS

A l'occasion de la première journée mondiale en faveur de la couverture sanitaire universelle (CSU), le Dr Tedros, Directeur gégnéral de...

全民健康覆盖日:世卫组织总干事发表的视频讲话

世卫组织总干事谭德赛博士在讲话中强调了人人享有卫生保健的重要性以及各国正在如何努力实现这个目标。全民健康覆盖的概念很简单:每个人都能获得所需的卫生服务,而不会遭受经济困难。 有关全民健康覆盖的更多信息:...

Universal health coverage day: Message from WHO Director-General

To mark the first official International Universal Health Coverage Day, Dr Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization, reflects on...