Dr. Flavia Bustreo is the WHO’s assistant director-general for family, women's and children's health. Previously, she served as vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and executive director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Her responsibilities include the oversight of WHO’s work on immunization, reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health, social and environmental determinants of health, gender, equity and human rights and aging.
As the WHO convenes discussions on universal health coverage at this month’s United Nations General Assembly, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Flavia Bustreo considers the implications for those who have been left behind.
If we are to meet the SDGs, we need to focus on sustainable, inclusive health care for women, children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies. Dr. Flavia Bustreo of WHO and Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan explore the biggest health care obstacles during humanitarian crises and how to address them.
Climate change and its causes are inextricably interlinked with health, writes Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO's assistant director-general for family, women's and children's health. The good news is that while climate-harming pollutants cause death and disease, measures to remove them from the environment quickly deliver dramatic improvements to public health.
Moving forward in the new Sustainable Development Goals era, we need to ensure the health of women, children and adolescents remains at the center of the development agenda, write Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for family and women’s health at the WHO, and Jane Thomason, CEO of Abt JTA.
How can girls around the world be empowered to make healthy choices about their bodies well before they become women? Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO's assistant director-general for family, women's and children's Health, outlines what needs to happen in this exclusive guest column.