WHO Recognizes Philippines’ Universal Health Care Act 

Geneva PM 

PHOTO: Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III meets with World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to discuss, among others, the passage into law of Republic Act 11223 also known as the “Universal Health Care Act of 2019” on on 24 May 2019.

Director General Tedros remarked that “we have been promoting the Philippines’ success” in signing the bill in line with Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Health for All) and heralding it as a “solid commitment” on the part of the Philippines to promote the health and well-being of the Filipino people.

The bilateral meeting was held at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. (Geneva PM photo)

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