"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to shape a very different world. The factors that now govern the well-being of the human condition, and the planet that sustains it, are no longer so discrete."
Dr Monique Eloit Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health, Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Dr Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO
"More than anything, the next 5 years should be about creating solid foundations for ending the infectious disease epidemics everywhere... These diseases are known for returning with a vengeance, if we ever slow down."
Dr Ren Minghui, WHO Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving UHC… Aging populations and the burgeoning burden of noncommunicable diseases present unique challenges that will require all countries to reshape their health systems.
Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation
“Addressing the global burden of hepatitis infection will require substantial additional resources... it is hoped that the improved understanding of the high burden of hepatitis will lead to an increase in international development assistance.”
Stefan Wiktor, Team Lead, WHO Global Hepatitis Programme, and Yvan J-F Hutin, Technical Officer, WHO Global Hepatitis
"Fortunately, bold action now can reduce the risk of further spread and virtually eliminate future outbreaks. Yellow fever can once again be vanquished through inclusion of the vaccine in routine childhood immunisation and mass vaccination catch-up campaigns in all endemic countries."
"We have a shared humanity with... everyone facing emergencies. These are real people, like you and me, but who are living under some of the worst conditions imaginable. And they are doing all they can to survive."
Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO Executive Director a.i., Outbreaks and Health Emergencies
"Many adolescents take excessive risks. Many feign a lack of interest in health and medical care. Yet, most at some stage are worried about their health and often lack someone with whom to share their anxieties."
Anthony Costello, Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health