What does it mean to take global health to the next level?
A new global agreement based on a shared vision.
A new global architecture that is coherent and inclusive.
A new global approach that prioritises promoting health and preventing disease, rather than only treating the sick.
Because health is not a cost, it’s an investment. It’s not simply an outcome of development, but the means. It’s not a luxury, but a fundamental human right.
Click here to read the full text of WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of the World Health Summit - 16 October 2022.