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World leaders adopt landmark declaration on universal health coverage 

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This week, world leaders adopted a United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage, the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level.

“This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at WHO. “The world has 11 years left to make good on its sustainable development goals. Universal health coverage is key to ensuring that happens.”

WHO flagged the need to double health coverage between now and 2030 or 5 billion people will be unable to access health care.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg visited the pollution pods at the United Nations in New York this week. This walk-through art installation created by Michael Pinsky imitates air quality in different cities and was brought to the Climate Action Summit by WHO to raise awareness about the impacts of air pollution on health and climate change.

"Air pollution is a big crisis because 7 million people die every year from it. These are not just numbers, we need to see them as people. I am going to continue to fight for a livable world and I hope you will join me."
Greta Thunberg at the WHO pollution pods at United Nations in New York

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