Report: Japan, W.H.O. Plan 'Universal Health Care' Body for Poor Nations

Report: Japan, W.H.O. Plan ‘Universal Health Care’ Body for Poor Nations


Tokyo has allegedly agreed to work jointly with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) to create a new body of the U.N. public health agency that will promote universal health coverage in developing countries, Japanese Foreign Ministry sources told Kyodo News Thursday.

“Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed on setting up the entity in Japan during phone talks in May, with its launch likely to be timed around the summit meeting of the Group of Seven nations in Hiroshima, western Japan, according to the sources,” the Japanese news agency reported on August 11.

Kyodo News referred to an upcoming summit of Group of Seven (G7) member states, which is tentatively scheduled to take place in Hiroshima, Japan, in

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