” I think the world should unite and focus on strong health systems to prepare the whole world to prevent epidemics – or if there is an outbreak, to manage it quickly – because viruses don’t respect borders, and they don’t need visas. “


” Expanding health coverage is not a technical issue but a political one, it should be seen as a right and a means to development. “


” Our biggest achievement was health-sector reform. The success was in making sure that primary health care was the center of gravity in our health system. “


” Ensuring investment in health systems will not only help us manage HIV/AIDS, it will also support our efforts to prevent and treat other communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as prevent and respond to future health emergencies. “


” Scaling up community health workers and health system capacity must be a fundamental component of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage, which will be my topmost priority if elected as Director-General. “


” I believe UNAIDS’ provocative leadership has been critical in addressing the AIDS epidemic and converting it from a death sentence to a chronic health condition. “


” I envision a world where everyone can lead healthy and productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live. “


” During World Immunization Week, we must celebrate our shared results and redouble our efforts to improve the health and lives of people everywhere. “


” Effective public-private partnerships will help drive the development of new products to meet the particular health needs of the poor and other vulnerable populations. “


” I speak often about my personal experiences with malaria in the field as a young public health officer because it had such a profound impact on my life and my work. “


” Defeating malaria is absolutely critical to ending poverty, improving the health of millions, and enabling future generations to reach their full potential. “


” Climate change and variations particularly impact many aspects of life that are inextricably linked to health: food security, economic livelihoods, air safety, and water and sanitation systems. Gender differences in health risks are likely to be worsened by climate change. “


” Depression is a leading cause of ill health and disability, and many do not have access to mental health services and face significant social stigma around their disease. “


” As a candidate for Director-General of the WHO, I believe there is a key role WHO needs to play to improve and advance mental health. It can help advocate for efficient resources and services – and efforts to reduce stigma – to be in place at local, national, and global levels. “



All 14 Tedros Adhanom Quotes about Health in picture


I think the world should unite and focus on strong health systems to prepare the whole world to prevent epidemics - or if there is an outbreak, to manage it quickly - because viruses don
Expanding health coverage is not a technical issue but a political one, it should be seen as a right and a means to development.


Our biggest achievement was health-sector reform. The success was in making sure that primary health care was the center of gravity in our health system.
Ensuring investment in health systems will not only help us manage HIV/AIDS, it will also support our efforts to prevent and treat other communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as prevent and respond to future health emergencies.
Scaling up community health workers and health system capacity must be a fundamental component of our efforts to achieve universal health coverage, which will be my topmost priority if elected as Director-General.
I believe UNAIDS
I envision a world where everyone can lead healthy and productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live.
During World Immunization Week, we must celebrate our shared results and redouble our efforts to improve the health and lives of people everywhere.
Effective public-private partnerships will help drive the development of new products to meet the particular health needs of the poor and other vulnerable populations.
I speak often about my personal experiences with malaria in the field as a young public health officer because it had such a profound impact on my life and my work.
Defeating malaria is absolutely critical to ending poverty, improving the health of millions, and enabling future generations to reach their full potential.
Climate change and variations particularly impact many aspects of life that are inextricably linked to health: food security, economic livelihoods, air safety, and water and sanitation systems. Gender differences in health risks are likely to be worsened by climate change.
Depression is a leading cause of ill health and disability, and many do not have access to mental health services and face significant social stigma around their disease.
As a candidate for Director-General of the WHO, I believe there is a key role WHO needs to play to improve and advance mental health. It can help advocate for efficient resources and services - and efforts to reduce stigma - to be in place at local, national, and global levels.
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