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Tedros Adhanom said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the financing of health systems needs to change radically to protect and promote the health of all people,” External link

who Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:04:00 PM CEST

Mariana Mazzucato said: “While health systems are under-resourced, more finance is not the only solution. The work of the Council stresses the need to reform and redirect finance in radical ways so that the objective is Health For All is designed into the financial structures, the conditionalities and the partnerships between business and the state,” External link

who Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:04:00 PM CEST

Oleg Chestnov said: “WHO is already using mobile devices to carry out surveillance of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. For example, the Global Adult Tobacco Surveillance system has used mobile phones to capture data on tobacco use in 17 countries covering over half of the world’s population. This experience of running population-scale mobile projects will be vital to the initiative,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Margaret Chan says: “This report is further evidence of the dramatic increase in the conditions that trigger heart disease and other chronic illnesses, particularly in low- and middle-income countries,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Ties Boerma says: “In every region of the world, obesity doubled between 1980 and 2008,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “The need to take urgent action on diabetes is clearer than ever,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Bent Mikkelsen said: “A key aim of the Global Diabetes Compact is to unite key stakeholders from the public and private sectors, and, critically, people who live with diabetes, around a common agenda, to generate new momentum and co-create solutions,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “These new estimates are another reminder that we need to rapidly step up prevention, diagnosis and treatment of noncommunicable diseases,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Samira Asma adds: “Robust health data are critical to address inequalities, prioritize policies and allocate resources to prevent disability and save lives,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “The results of this survey confirm what we have been hearing from countries for a number of weeks now,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Bent Mikkelsen said: ”It will be some time before we know the full extent of the impact of disruptions to health care during COVID-19 on people with noncommunicable diseases,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom says: “Diabetes is on the rise globally, and rising faster in low-income countries,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Mariangela Simao says: “Prequalifying products from additional companies will hopefully help to level the playing field and ensure a steadier supply of quality insulin in all countries,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Douglas Bettcher says: “Consumption of free sugars, including products like sugary drinks, is a major factor in the global increase of people suffering from obesity and diabetes,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Francesco Branca says: “Nutritionally, people don’t need any sugar in their diet. WHO recommends that if people do consume free sugars, they keep their intake below 10% of their total energy needs, and reduce it to less than 5% for additional health benefits. This is equivalent to less than a single serving (at least 250 ml) of commonly consumed sugary drinks per day,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Margaret Chan says: “If we are to make any headway in halting the rise in diabetes, we need to rethink our daily lives: to eat healthily, be physically active, and avoid excessive weight gain,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Oleg Chestnov says: “Many cases of diabetes can be prevented, and measures exist to detect and manage the condition, improving the odds that people with diabetes live long and healthy lives,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Douglas Bettcher says: “Most tobacco users start their deadly drug dependence before the age 20” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Margaret Chan says: “Intensive efforts to achieve the MDGs have clearly improved health for people all over the world,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Ties Boerma says: “Our statistics show that overall the gaps are closing between the most-advantaged and least-advantaged countries of the world,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM CEST

Richard Pebody says: “I would like to offer my compliments to my colleagues in Lithuania for their achievements in increasing influenza vaccination uptake among pregnant women. It is critical for pregnant women to get vaccinated against influenza this year, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in which many health systems are at risk of being overwhelmed,” External link

who Monday, October 25, 2021 10:49:00 AM CEST

Hans Henri says: “This is a big number and a major achievement credited to all the health-care workers relentlessly saving lives on the frontlines of this crisis, but we can’t allow hubris to take hold. Dig deeper and you discover that these one billion doses are unequally shared, leaving many in our region behind,” External link

who Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM CEST

Henri P Kluge says: “For the non-vaccinated, nothing has changed in two years while everything has changed for the vaccinated,” External link

who Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM CEST

Henri P Kluge says: “Speed is our best friend to help close the vaccination gaps in our Region,” “It’s a race against time, because the more the virus circulates, the greater the risk it can mutate and hit back stronger. It is both ethical and smart to share vaccine doses to extend protection to as many people as possible in the shortest time. We must vaccinate everyone most at risk in the European Region while continuing to make doses available to other parts of the world where supply is still severely limited” External link

who Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM CEST

Henri P Kluge says: “History is testing us with this pandemic. Determined and collective action will lead to success while going it alone will lead to failure,” “Until the pandemic is over, we must work as a team to keep ourselves and each other safe” External link

who Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM CEST

Stephen Whiting said: “Physical activity levels differ between countries, probably due to local context and different cultural norms. The level of development of countries may also play a dynamic role, with technological advances and a transition from active to sedentary occupations,” External link

who Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:01:00 PM CEST

Kremlin Wickramasinghe says: “The promotion of healthy and sustainable diets is becoming a greater priority for many Member States. Sometimes we have seen that prime ministers are more attracted to the climate agenda than the nutrition agenda, and so health ministries and public health authorities find that joining these 2 agendas will lead to a win-win situation,” External link

who Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:49:00 PM CEST

Afton Halloran says: “The Office has been progressing several workstreams to support countries requesting greater clarity on how to change dietary patterns and facilitate knowledge-sharing,” External link

who Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:49:00 PM CEST

Frank Hartmann said: “Germany has been standing by Egypt’s side since the beginning of the pandemic. I am happy that with the help of our partners from WHO and the Ministry of Health and Population, we can support our health workers who have been and are still working tirelessly on the frontlines every day” External link

who Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:14:00 PM CEST

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