On UHC Day and every day, we must keep the promise to the women working in health

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This Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day is the first since the United Nations High Level Meeting on UHC when Heads of State and Government made strong commitments to deliver UHC. One of the most important promises made was to address the gender inequities in the health and social workforce that disadvantage women and limit their advance into leadership. Heads of State and Government agreed that this has to change.
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New advice on curbing deadly noncommunicable diseases, like cancers and heart diseases 

World leaders and health experts handed 8 recommendations to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, that could save millions of lives and promote mental health. The Report was released on 10 December in Muscat, Oman at the WHO Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on NCDs and mental health.

Every year, 41 million people die from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), 15 million of them between the ages of 30 and 69. Despite the many proven solutions, progress has been slow and uneven globally. WHO is committed to working with all partners to reduce premature deaths.

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