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Measuring Progress, Challenges and Opportunities within the Context of COVID-19

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Dr. Tedros, WHO Director-General, joined the Foreign Ministers of Japan, Thailand and Georgia to host a Ministerial Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the High-level Meeting on UHC and promote the discharge of the UN Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on COVID-19 and UHC.  Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Health from around the globe mirrored on the commitments made within the Political Declaration on UHC, taking inventory of nationwide and international efforts to ship UHC within the context of COVID-19 and the challenges and alternatives for constructing again higher for a extra equitable and sustainable world. The Foreign Minister of Japan introduced US$130 million to the COVAX Advanced Market Commitments, of which the United Kingdom matched £32.5 million.


The occasion additionally included a thematic panel with international well being leaders, who explored new and progressive partnerships to speed up and scale up the event, manufacturing, and equitable entry to COVID-19 assessments, remedies, and vaccines, in addition to wanted well being system transformation to higher defend well being and human safety.


Click right here to observe the occasion.


Moderated by Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, the occasion included the participation of:

  • H.E. Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Foreign Minister of Japan
  • H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand
  • H.E. Mr. David Zalkaliani, Foreign Minister of Georgia
  • H.E. Ms. Raychelle Omamo SC, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kenya
  • H.E. Mr. Amadou Ba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senegal
  • H.E. Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health, Ghana
  • H.E. Dr. Daniel Salinas, Minister of Health, Uruguay
  • H.E. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health, India
  • H.E. Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad & Francophonie, France
  • H.E. Ms. Wendy Morton, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom
  • Ms. Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • H.E. Mr. ISHIKANE Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
  • Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF
  • Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi
  • Dr. Richard Hatchett,  CEO of CEPI
  • Ms. Sylvana Q. Sinha, CEO and Founder of Praava Health & Member of the UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency
  • Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Executive Director, Center for Support Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) & Advisory Group Member of the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism

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