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Average global life expectancy has expanded by 23 years-UN Chief

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TEHRAN, 7 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General in his message on World Health Day, 7 April 2018, said since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO), average global life expectancy has expanded by 23 years, smallpox has disappeared, and polio will soon be gone.

The full text of his message reads:

Today, we mark World Health Day – and the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization.

WHO was founded on the principle that, and I quote “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being. “end of quote. 

Since then, average global life expectancy has expanded by 23 years. 

Smallpox has disappeared, and polio will soon be gone.

Millions more children live to celebrate their fifth birthdays.

But still, people around the world lack vital health services.

Today, we join WHO in recommitting to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets the health services they need.

Join me in calling for Health For All.

Thank you.

 

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