WHO Director-General underscores commitment to strengthening health in Pacific Islands

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WHO news (18.08.2019) WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has completed a two-week mission to Pacific Island countries and reiterated WHO’s unflagging commitment to supporting their efforts to advance health and well being. In 2017, WHO established a special initiative on climate change and health in small island developing states, launching it in cooperation with His Excellency Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, who was president of COP23 in Bonn. Following consultations with Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific island countries, WHO developed an action plan which was endorsed at the World Health Assembly in May 2019. WHO is now supporting countries in implementing that plan.

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