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“Scarce resources and lack of policies and strategies for controlling NCDs are key challenges in the African region,”
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general
You are the WHO’s first African head. How has this perspective influenced your policies?
Most importantly, we invested in the health workforce, which is the lynchpin of any health system. The results are well documented, but what I want to stress is that I understand the challenges faced by authorities when there are few resources to draw on and multiple health threats.