Director’s remarks at Bloomberg Philanthropies' Webinar “Leading Through Crisis: Reducing the Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and Africa”

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We face a challenge without precedent. One that requires strong and well-funded health systems to see us through this crisis and allow us to recover. There is no doubt that countries and cities need significant and sustained interventions across sectors to suppress COVID-19, to protect health gains and to tackle mounting poverty and inequalities. The health of our communities and the health of our economies depend on it.