GENEVA - World Health Organization (WHO) technical leadership and multiple partners say together they have made tremendous progress in the 10 years of public health from the year 2007 to 2017.
In the letter by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, health and life expectancy have improved nearly everywhere.
“Millions of lives have been saved. The number of people dying from malaria and HIV has been cut in half. WHO efforts to stop TB saved 49 million lives since the start of this century. In 2015, the number of child deaths dropped below 6 million for the first time, a 50% decrease in annual deaths since 1990. Every day 19000 fewer children die. We are able to count these numbers because of the culture of measurement and accountability instilled in WHO,” she says.