Why don’t the world’s governments invest in public health?
The world’s public health infrastructure needs to be a part of the global health system, according to the WHO’s Global Health Strategy.
And, it’s a massive undertaking that requires significant investment from governments and businesses, says WHO Director-General Margaret Chan.
In her keynote address to the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday, Chan spoke about the challenges of building a health system.
“We cannot solve the world health problem in one year,” she said.
“We must have a long-term plan.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) is one of the worlds largest health organizations, with 1.4 billion health professionals and 5.6 billion health systems.
Its activities include the coordination and development of international health systems, and provide the information, support and expertise to implement the WHO global agenda.
According to the United Nations (UN), the WHO manages health systems in 47 countries, with an estimated health care budget of $1.4 trillion annually.
The organization also has the capacity to provide health services to nearly 9.6 million people in 193 countries and territories, which it said in its 2017 report on global health.
It is also responsible for the implementation of WHO recommendations to improve the health of people worldwide.
“We are facing a world where we are all vulnerable to disease, and that is why we need to be part of that global health solution,” Chan said in her keynote speech.
“And we have to be able to do it, because the solutions are in our hands.
We need to invest in our health systems to provide them the infrastructure, the knowledge, the tools, and to help them respond in ways that can make a difference.”
In her speech, Chan also said that the world needs to address a number of challenges, including climate change, population growth, poverty and inequality.
“The challenge is not to be complacent,” she added.
“The challenge isn’t to be lazy.
The challenge is to do what is necessary to get the job done.”
Chan is the third-ranking official in WHO and is the second-most powerful woman in the organization.
She joined the WHO in 2007, and was named its President in 2011.
In February, the WHO and other organizations released a report on climate change and health that said that global population growth is leading to rising CO2 emissions, and global CO2 levels have been increasing at an alarming rate.
Chan also addressed climate change in her speech.
She said that climate change is the “single greatest threat” to the health and well-being of humanity.
Chan, who has also served as a UN Commissioner for Health and Human Rights, said the WHO “has the opportunity to be the best partner and champion of human rights for the entire world.”
“We have to act on this, because climate change will be the defining challenge of our time,” she continued.
“Climate change is an existential threat to the planet.
And we are not going to take it lightly.”