My dream is that of a society where no one is left behind. A WHO European Region where health is taken into account in major government policies to enable all people of all ages to live healthy lives. A Region where people-centred and sustainable public health and health care services are available to all people.
If appointed, I will tirelessly direct all my efforts, and those of the Regional Office, to developing pragmatic yet ambitious country-specific actions to pursue this vision, in an inclusive partnership with each Member State and stakeholders at all levels.
“Dr Hans Kluge’s experience as a general practitioner in Belgium allows him to understand the needs of both patients and those working on the front line in health care, while his international career has connected him with health policy makers across Europe. Everywhere he has worked, he has proved that he knows how to turn words into concrete action. He has the full support of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs and we are proud to propose him as the candidate from Belgium.”
“Dr Kluge’s career proves he is ideally suited to the role of helping Europe meet the current and future challenges of health and the Sustainable Development Goals, which are a priority for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many governments across the Region. I wholeheartedly support Dr Kluge’s candidature and the ministry is proud to nominate him.”
“Dr Hans Kluge is the health leader Europe needs today. He is the person who can mobilize collective action and strengthen health security, and who understands the Region’s different needs from east to west, north to south.”