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Leadership priorities

Our leadership priorities give


focus and direction to our
work. They are areas where
it is vital for WHO to lead The big idea What will we do?
Universal health coverage combines Respond to demand from countries
— the key issues which access to the services needed to
achieve good health with financial
seeking practical advice on how to take
universal health coverage forward.
stand out from the protection to prevent ill health
leading to poverty.
body of our work.
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The world must sustain the gains WHO has a leadership role in
that have been made towards the establishing the systems that make up
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The big idea What will we do?


To improve people’s health We will work with other sectors to
outcomes and increase healthy life act on what causes disease and ill
expectancy requires action across the health. Our work will address health
range of contextual factors associated determinants and promote equity.
with ill health as well as inequitable
health outcomes.