World Health Organization

Patient Champion Spotlight: Jyotsna Roy

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Jyotsna Roy…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Dr. Maria José Pires Machai

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Dr. Maria…

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Highlighting the Important Role of WASH in Healthcare Facilities at WHA

  This year’s World Health Assembly highlighted a key issue long overlooked by the global health community – the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF). Data from a recent WHO/UNICEF report found that 2 billion people visit healthcare facilities without basic water service, while 1.5 billion people visit facilities with…

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Member Spotlight: PATH

Advocates reflect on why R&D is essential for achieving universal health coverage As health advocates, it has been tremendous to see the growing momentum for actionable efforts to move society toward the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This momentum is largely due to galvanizing support from Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World…

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Member Spotlight: The American Academy of Pediatrics

Reflections from the 72nd World Health Assembly The people of the world are looking at us to deliver results.  And the people of the world will hold us accountable for these results.  – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Last month, alongside our Senior Vice President in Global Child Health & Life Support, Janna Patterson,…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Bruno Carrattini

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Bruno Carrattini…

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GHC Returns from a Whirlwind WHA72

“We all have a duty to make sure the decisions we make this week take root in our countries and communities. This week, I ask you to remember the people, from your family and your country, and from every family and every country, who will be affected by the resolutions you pass and the decisions…

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How the World Health Organization and the World Can Promote the Health of Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants: Part III – Recommendations

  Recommendations to consider during the revision of the Global Action Plan (Promoting the health of refugees and migrants draft global action plan, 2019-2023) at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly (WHA72) May 20-28, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland: Emphasize promoting health, providing healthcare, and protecting healthcare rights in refugees and migrants in partnership with Member States.…

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How the World Health Organization and the World Can Promote the Health of Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants: Part II – The Global Action Plan

“Promote Health.  Keep the world safe.  Serve the vulnerable.”—that is how the World Health Organization (WHO) articulated its mission in its Global Programme of Work for 2019-2023 — a mission that seems particularly relevant to the healthcare crisis emerging among refugee and migrant populations around the globe.  Indeed, because refugees and migrants are uniquely vulnerable…

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How the World Health Organization and the World Can Promote the Health of Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants: Part I – History of Actions Taken

In 2017, concerns over immigrant health moved World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to request that the WHO Director-General develop a framework for Member States, in consultation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Member States themselves, to meet the healthcare needs of refugees and migrants…

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