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[NEWS] World Health Assembly Closes with New Course for WHO

GENEVA, May 26 (Xinhua) — The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) closed on Saturday charting a new course for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the light of the “triple billion” targets for the next five years, said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

At his closing speech on the final day of the WHA, Dr. Tedros recaptured the “triple billion” targets which were approved this week in WHO’s new five-year strategic plan. By 2023 the targets aim to achieve: one billion more people benefitting from universal health coverage; one billion more people better protected from health emergencies; and one billion more people enjoying better health and wellbeing.

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