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Commentaries 2017

Commentaries bring the view of WHO’s leadership on current public health issues

Zika: We must be ready for the long haul

"Like every other explosive outbreak, Zika revealed fault lines in the world’s collective preparedness."

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO

Working as one UN to address the root environmental causes of ill health

"We now know that the single greatest environmental risk to human health is through our most basic need – the air that we breathe."

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization and Erik Solheim, Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme

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