WHO Spox at Global Citizen Festival Calls for Universal Health Care, Universally
Now I welcome to the stage the director of the organization Dr. Tandros.
GHEBREYESUS: "Hello global citizens. Good evening. Yesterday, I had a meeting with a great group of studes from North Carolina. They're here tonight. Where are you carboro high school? I ask them -- I had a speech initially, I asked them -- I changed that and I asked them what I should say to you tonight. Here is what we agreed. We're one human race, and we all have the right to health, if you are healthy, anything is possible. If you don't have health, you have nothing. Do you agree?"
GHEBREYESUS: "And no one should get sick and die just because they are poor. Every year, more than a hundred million people are plunged into poverty because of the health care costs. This is a scandal we must not accept. At W.H.O., we're on a mission to make sure and to choose so that no one has to choose between death and poverty. The best way to do that is, to make sure that all people have health coverage. Tonight we have agreed to join forces with global citizens to make universal health coverage for all a priority on the global agenda many global citizens, do you believe in health for all?"
GHEBREYESUS: "Do you believe in health for all?"
GHEBREYESUS: "I can't hear you!"
GHEBREYESUS: "Then keep tweeting. Keep e-mailing. And also calling your leaders to invest in health for all. You have the power. You have the power, make it happen. Make health for all happen. You have the power, thank you so much. Thank you, thank you."