First Lady Erdo?an: “We put people’s happiness at the heart of our health policies”

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  • May 21, 2019
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Addressing the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly, First Lady Emine Erdogan drew attention to Turkey's success stories regarding the Universal Health Coverage, and said: We owe our success in this area to our 'human first' approach. We say 'human first' and put people's happiness at the heart of our health policies.

First Lady Emine Erdogan delivered a speech on aligning women's, children's and adolescents' health and well-being in humanitarian and fragile settings during the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

WE OWE OUR SUCCESS IN HEALTHCARE TO OUR 'HUMAN FIRST' APPROACH

Pointing to Turkey's historical tradition of attentiveness to the troubles of the world, First Lady Erdogan said that Turkey has managed to heal the wounds of many people as a result of its decades-old cooperation with the World Health Organization.

Drawing attention to Turkey's success stories regarding the Universal Health Coverage, First Lady Erdogan said: We owe our success in this area to our 'human first' approach. We say 'human first' and put people's happiness at the heart of our health policies.

TURKEY PROVIDES FREE HEALTHCARE TO ALL THE REFUGEES INSIDE ITS BORDERS

In Turkey, the rate of the population with health insurance has reached 99,5 percent with the implementation of the Universal Health Coverage, said the First Lady, adding that Turkey, with over $8 billion humanitarian aid, holds the title of the most generous country of the World in terms of gross domestic product.

Describing Turkey as one of the rare countries that provide free healthcare to all the refugees inside its borders, First Lady Erdogan further stressed that Turkey, which is home to over 4 million refugees, has gained significant amount of experience and knowledge in finding solutions to problems encountered in fragile geographies across the World.

Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey