Opening Remarks by the Director-General of the World Health Organization at the 64th Session of the Who Regional Committee for the Americas
Alocución de apertura de la Directora General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud en la 64.a Sesión del Comité Regional de la OMS para las Américas. Dra. Margaret Chan
Palavras de abertura da Diretora-Geral da Organização Mundial da Saúde na 64a Sessão do Comitê Regional da OMS para as Américas. Dra. Margaret Chan
Observations liminaires du Directeur Général de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé à la 64a Session du comité régional de l'OMS des Amériques, Dr Margaret Chan
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"Let me begin by thanking Dr Mirta Roses for so many years of wonderful and instructive collaboration. The Region of the Americas has often been first in the world of health achievements. Like polio eradication. Like the elimination of measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome. Like the first vaccination weeks, that are now taking place worldwide. Like getting the price of essential medicines down, including antiretrovirals. Like your steadfast commitment to primary health care and universal health coverage as ethical and political imperatives. Like policy innovations, including conditional cash transfers, that have had such an impact on access to care, including preventive care. And like the introduction of healthy public policies that address the social determinants of health and achieve policy coherence across multiple sectors of government. Dr Roses leaves behind quite a solid and impressive legacy. I am proud of this region’s achievements. I am proud of the leadership of your Regional Director..."
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