Health systems, health and wealth


Margaret Chan

Publication details

Publication date: 2008
Languages: English


Dr Chan delivered this keynote address at the WHO EUROan Ministerial Conference on Health Systems in Tallinn, Estonia.

Dr Chan emphasised the primary importance of investment in health systems as the delivery channel requisite to make adequate use of financial resources and technologies and to harness the potential of unprecedented political commitment to the issue of global health. She also advocated for fair financing mechanisms that ensure protection from impoverishment through catastrophic health expenditure.