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Geneva, 20 May 2015 (PAHO/WHO) — A collection of photos highlighting the aspirations and challenges of achieving universal health coverage in the Americas is on display this week in Geneva, Switzerland, where the 68th World Health Assembly is taking place.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized the exhibit, titled "Advancing universal access to health and universal health coverage in the Americas." Its photos illustrate the importance of health in people's lives and show how countries are advancing toward universal health access and coverage. These two concepts imply that all people have access, without discrimination, to the health services they need, without fear of financial hardship.


The photo exhibit is on display at the United Nations' Palais des Nations, where delegates from the World Health Organization's 194 member countries are participating in this year's World Health Assembly, which runs through May 26.

PAHO also has a stand in the Palais' Delegates Lounge that has publications and other materials on a range of health issues in the Americas and highlighting PAHO's work in different projects, programs and areas.


The Americas at the World Health Assembly