WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan – the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to provide universal access to health services.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said efforts to end the outbreak are continuing after recent disruptions, but further interruptions could have serious consequences, he warned.
More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).