Visit of H.E. President Kenyatta to the WHO Global Management Meeting
Your excellency President Kenyatta, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: governance [subject] Source Type: news

Opening speech at Prix Galien International
Your Excellency Macky Sall, Monsieur le Pr ésident, Excellency Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

The right to health
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon, and thank you for having me. It ’s a real honour to be with you in the European Parliament. I have been here with you before, which shows our strong partnership. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: human rights [subject], rights, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Closing address at High-Level Action Day, First WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
Every human being is entitled to breathe clean air. It ’s a human right. We are honoured to have the Human Rights High Commissioner, Former President Michelle Bachelet, supporting the WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health. Together we can make it a reality for everyone to breathe life. We also discussed the MOU we signed recently. We discussed how to move on in translating the MOU into action and there will be many things that we will do together. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: governance [subject] Source Type: news

Address to the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the French National Assembly
Chers dignitaires, chers amis, Honourable members of the committee, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: European Region [region], France [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Opening address at the First WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
Excellency, second Lady Hajia Samira Bawumia of Ghana, my colleague colleague Dr Taalas, Secretary General of WMO and my sister Olga, Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: governance [subject] Source Type: news

Opening speech for the World Health Summit
Gesundheit ist ein Menschenrecht! Your Excellency Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: governance [subject] Source Type: news

Opening speech for the Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific
Sir Puka Temo, chair of the sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, My brother Dr Shin, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Philippines [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

UN Security Council meeting on the Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr President, distinguished representatives of the Security Council, Greetings from Geneva, and thank you for the opportunity of briefing you on the status of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Democratic Republic of the Congo [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Information Session on the UN Inter Agency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, A very warm welcome to WHO. It ’s great to have you here as always. As you know, this is a very important subject matter to all of us. I’m glad that we are fighting AMR together. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject] Source Type: news

Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Madam President Preeti Sudan, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Mr Michael M øller, Colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tobacco [subject], tobacco use, smoking, passive smoking, cigarettes, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis
Excellencies Heads of State, Excellencies Heads of Government, Your Excellency Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa-Garc és, President of the General Assembly, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

A world free of cervical cancer
Excellencies, first ladies, ministers Your Royal Highness Princess Dina, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It ’s a great honour to be here, and I’d like to especially thank His Excellency President Edgar Lungu for his leadership on this issue. Thanks also to Australia, Brazil and Thailand for co-sponsoring this important event. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cancer [subject], cervical cancer, cancer [subject], cervical cancer, cervical cancer [subject], cervical tumour, cervical neoplasm, cervical cancer [subject], cervical tumour, cervical neoplasm, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Launch of WHO investment case
Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Good evening everyone, my heartfelt thanks to all of you for coming tonight. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], governance [subject], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Opening speech of the Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe
Dr Armando Bartolazzi, chair of the session, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], governance [subject] Source Type: news

First meeting of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board
Good morning and welcome to WHO. It ’s a pleasure to welcome you all to the first meeting of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. I want in particular to welcome my friends, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland and Secretary-General Elhadj As Sy, who have kindly agreed to be the Board ’s co-Chairs. I have every confidence in their leadership and vision. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], governance [subject] Source Type: news

Seventy-first session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia
Excellencies, honourable delegates, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for South-East Asia, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], governance [subject] Source Type: news

Re-election of Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh as Regional Director for South-East Asia
Excellencies, colleagues, friends, Thank you, I ’m delighted to be here. And I’d like to thank you for rearranging the programme so that I could be here for this important moment. I didn’t want to miss it! For two reasons: one is because I wanted to be here; and second, based on the resolutions, one of the instructions you gave is actually to be here, so it’s good to take the instruction in person to Geneva. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], governance [subject], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Launch of Sustainable Development Goals themed issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Good morning, It ’s a pleasure to be here to launch this very special edition of the Bulletin. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], African Region [region], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa
Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, Excellency, Prime Minister Mahammed Dionne, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], African Region [region], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Opening remarks 4th Meeting of WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases
Excellencies, colleagues, friends, First, I would like to thank you for the tremendous amount of work you put into producing your report, which we launched on the 1st of June this year. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases Source Type: news

DG statement at ceremony marking end of 9th Ebola outbreak in DRC
This is a happy occasion. I am so pleased to be here with you, for a third time in three months, to personally convey my congratulations on defeating another outbreak of Ebola. I remember when I first visited in May, we were very concerned. This outbreak had begun in isolated rural areas, but it quickly affected Mbandaka, an urban centre with riverine connections to Kinshasa, as well as to the neighbouring countries. The risks were high. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Democratic Republic of the Congo [country], Speech [doct Source Type: news

Opening Speech at AIDS 2018
Good evening. Thank you for inviting me to participate in such an important international public health event, it ’s a true honour. I would like to thank Linda-Gail (Bekker) and also Peter Reiss. I would also like to thank the government of the Netherlands for its leadership in promoting human rights, reaching out to key populations and promoting health equity. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hiv/aids [subject], hiv, hiv infections, aids, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

WHO China Corporate Pledge Event on Smoke-Free Workplaces
Good evening. Thank you so much. This is my second trip to China after taking office as WHO Director-General. I ’m delighted to be here at this very special and important event. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], tobacco [subject], tobacco use, smoking, passive smoking, cigarettes, China [country], Speech [doctype], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

Rotary Convention
Mr Ian Riseley, President of Rotary International, My fellow Rotarians, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis Source Type: news

The Second International Conference of Ministers of Health and Ministers for Digital Technical Technology on Health Security in Africa
Merci beaucoup, Master of Ceremonies Your Excellency Abdoulaye Bio Tchan é, Minister of State, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health technology [subject], essential health technology, health care technology, medical technology Source Type: news

The 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches
Dr Olav Tveit, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It ’s a pleasure to be here today. Thank you so much for the invitation. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject] Source Type: news

Think global, act local
Boa tarde e muito obrigado! Excellency State Minister, Excellency the President of the Portuguese Football Association, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], physical activity [subject], exercise, movement, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence for Good Global Summit
Dear brother Houlin Zhao, and my brother Mukhisa Kituyi, Distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Opening meeting of the High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases
Excellencies, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, A warm welcome to WHO, and thank you for your commitment to this very important commission. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject] Source Type: news

Towards Universal Health Coverage: Tackling the Health Financing Crisis to End Poverty
Good evening. Your Excellency President Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing, universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

UHC Roundtable
Your Excellency Professor Isaac Adewole, my brother, Minister of Health; Governor, senators, honourable ministers, and also my Regional Director colleagues here, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Launch of EYE Strategy (Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics)
Your Excellency Professor Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health; My sister Shidi, Regional Director for Africa; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], yellow fever [subject] Source Type: news

World Health Day
Your Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena; And your Excellency my brother, Rajitha Senaratne; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Yemen High-Level Pledging Event
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, As we have heard from many speakers today, three years of war in Yemen have led to the world ’s largest humanitarian crisis and one of its most severe food crises. It has also resulted in the world’s largest cholera epidemic, a major diphtheria outbreak, and the virtual collapse of the nation’s health system. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly
Thank you, Madam President. My brother Martin Chungong, President of the IPU, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access Source Type: news

Meeting of the Tripartite Inter-Managers Committee meeting
Your Excellency Ricardo Barros, Minister of Health, secretaries, excellences, ladies and gentlemen, First of all I ’d like to thank you for the invitation to come and speak to you today. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject] Source Type: news

Meeting of the Chamber of Deputies ’ Social Security and Family Commissions
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, It ’s a great honour for me to be here in the Chamber of Deputies. Thank you for the invitation to come and speak to you today. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], sustainable development goals [subject] Source Type: news

Exchange of views on the importance of health in development European Parliament Committee on Development
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you so much for the invitation to come and speak to you today. It ’s a great pleasure to be here with you. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, universal health coverage [subject], unive Source Type: news

End TB Summit – Prime Ministerial Inaugural Session
Your Excellency Prime Minister Modi, excellencies, ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, First of all I would like to thank the Government of India for hosting us. There is nowhere more significant to hold this meeting than here in India. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], tuberculosis [subject], tb, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
My brother Aaron Motsoaledi, honourable Minister of Health, my sister Precious Malebona, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor de Lille, Honourable Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], tobacco [subject], tobacco use, smoking, passive smoking, cigarettes Source Type: news

WHO-WIPO-WTO Technical Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals: Innovative technologies to promote healthy lives and well-being
My brother Roberto, my brother Francis, Distinguished participants, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], sustainable development goals [subject], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
Your Excellency Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Joe Kiani, Founder and Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], patient safety [subject], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

End Violence Solutions Summit
Your Majesty and Your Royal Highness, Colleagues, agency heads, friends, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], violence [subject], violence prevention Source Type: news

Can we create a pandemic-free world?
12 February 2018 – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech at World Government Summit, Dubai (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health policy [subject], national health programmes, policy [subject] Source Type: news

Launch of Oman National NCD Action Plan
11 February 2018 – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech in Muscat, Oman (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject] Source Type: news

Launch of WHO-Oman Country Cooperation Strategy 2018-2022
10 February 2018 – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Muscat, Oman (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health policy [subject], national health programmes, policy [subject] Source Type: news

Achieving universal health coverage: from the past to the future Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
Your Excellency Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health; Your Excellency Mr Virasakdi, Deputy Foreign Minister; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech at Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health promotion [subject], health campaigns, health awareness Source Type: news

WHO Director-General addresses the Executive Board
Mr Chairman, distinguished members of the Executive Board, non-board members, Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, At 5:45 a.m. last Friday morning, I received a message from Michel Zaffran, my colleague who is the director of polio eradication, informing me of the shocking news that two polio workers, a mother and daughter, had been shot dead in Pakistan. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject] Source Type: news