Invest in primary health, says WHO

AT least half of the people in the world do not receive the health services they need, and about 100 million are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket spending on health.
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Dr Takeshi Kasai

Staff Reporter

On World Health Day 2019, which takes place on April 5, the World Health Organisation is urging leaders to invest in primary health care as the smartest first step towards universal health coverage, also known as ‘health for all'.
 
"At the World Health Day event for the Western Pacific Region, experts will share insights on how primary health care can address health challenges in our region today and tomorrow," WHO said.
 
This will take place on Friday, April 5, from 9.30am at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, United Nations Avenue, corner Taft Avenue, Ermita, Metro Manila. The speakers will be Dr Takeshi Kasai, the WHO regional director for the Western Pacific and Dr Gundo Weiler, the WHO representative to the Philippines
 
For more information, be in touch with Teena Deogracias-Nery, telephone +63 2 528 9991, mobile: +63 918 963 0224 or email: neryma@who.int

 

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