'No shortcuts to a healthier world': WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade
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New York, Jan. 14 -- The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years - designated the "Decade of Action" by the UN General Assembly" - and underscored the importance of investing in public health, in a statement released on Monday.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote that the list of challenges is a response to concern that leaders are not committing sufficient resources to health, and are putting "lives, livelihoods and economies in jeopardy".Comparing health concerns with peace and security, Ghebreyesus pointed out that many countries are willing to invest in protection against terrorist attacks, but not to allocate money to halting the spread of a virus, even though a pandemic...
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