The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the most wide-ranging reforms in the Organization’s history to modernize and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health.
The changes are designed to support countries in achieving the ambitious triple billion targets that are at the heart of WHO’s strategic plan for the next five years. These include one billion more people benefiting from universal health coverage (UHC), one billion more people better protected from health emergencies; and one billion more people enjoying better health and well-being.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. said in Geneva that the changes announced are about changing the DNA of the organization to deliver a measurable impact in the lives of the people. He said the vision remains the same as it was when WHO was founded in 1948: the highest attainable standard of health for all people.