Posts Tagged ‘WHO’

142nd WHO Executive Board (EB) Session Updates

Global Health Council (GHC) is hosting a delegation to the 142nd Session of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Executive Board (EB) Session. The WHO EB Session is currently in progress in Geneva, Switzerland and will conclude on January 27. The following updates were provided by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Council. MORE INFORMATION ON…

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142nd WHO Executive Board Session Begins in Geneva: GHC Delegation to Read Statements on Multiple Agenda Items

This year, Global Health Council (GHC) is hosting a delegation to the 142nd Session of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Executive Board (EB) Session. The EB Session is currently in progress in Geneva, Switzerland and will conclude on January 27.  The full agenda, associated documents, along with the live-webcast link can be accessed at GHC’s events…

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142nd WHO Executive Board Session Briefing

Organized by 142nd WHO Executive Board Session Briefing January 17 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST Webinar REGISTRATION SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE Q/A SESSION (Deadline for submission is January 16) Join GHC for a webinar briefing to gather insights regarding the 142nd WHO Executive Board (EB) session, which opens in Geneva on January 22.…

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One week of WHA, extensive debate, and two key R&D decisions

This blog was cross-posted from Global Health Technologies Coalition, and written by Matthew Robinson, Advocacy and Policy Officer  As happens every May, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) highest governing body, the World Health Assembly (WHA), met last week for its 69th annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The agenda was the most packed in recent memory, consisting…

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Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda

This blog was cross-posted from the Huffington Post and written by Dr Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance. In just a few months’ time, the world will agree on a new set of global development goals which are expected to be more ambitious, more rights-based and more sustainable than the preceding Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Proposed targets…

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WHO Director-General Establishes High-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

In an effort to better inform and fashion a comprehensive response to childhood obesity the WHO Director-General established a high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, which comprises 15 accomplished and eminent individuals from a variety of relevant backgrounds. The aim of the Commission is to raise awareness and build momentum for action to address childhood…

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Despite Hard Work, TB Still a Significant Health Threat to Children Worldwide

March 24, 2014 marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.  TB affects millions upon millions of individual every year – but perhaps hits children the hardest.  A new study indicates that approximately one million children become infected with TB every year.  While many work tirelessly to combat the disease, it is clearly still a major worldwide threat…

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mDiabetes: Putting Health Information Literally Into the Hand of Consumers

This is a guest post, written by Thea Joselow at Arogya World. Arogya is a global health non-profit organization committed to changing the course of chronic disease by implementing programs for diabetes prevention through lifestyle changes in schools, workplaces, and communities in India. Diabetes is rampant in India – 60 million-plus Indians are currently living…

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UN Agencies Commit to Joint Action – A Potential Game Changer for NCDs?

This is a guest blog by Greg Paton, Policy Manager, NCD Alliance This past December representatives from various UN agencies met in New York to discuss UN wide collaboration on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). The release of the meeting’s report last week drew little attention from the global health world. This is understandable given the gauntlet of NCD…

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Major Milestone in Malaria: RTS,S Vaccine Within Reach

An interview with researchers integral to the success of this large-scale RTS,S vaccine trial: The first set of results from the large-scale Phase 3 efficacy trial of the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and announced at the Malaria Forum in Seattle,…

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