World Health Assembly (WHA)

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 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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72nd World Health Assembly Social Media Toolkit

WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT #WHA72 | #CivilSocietySpeaks Download the Toolkit GHC WHA72 Delegation Infographic   Nearly 100 civil society representatives from Global Health Council (GHC) will attend the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva between May 19 – 28 to advocate for global health issues. During this time, GHC invites you to be…

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GHC Statements to WHA71

This post will be updated regularly. Please check back in to stay informed. Follow @GlobalHealthOrg on Twitter for instant updates! On Monday, May 21, the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71) began at 9:30 AM CET. Topics to be covered at WHA71 include the 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13), WHO’s work in health emergencies, polio, physical…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 16.4 – Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication

GHC, in collaboration with AAP, EGPAF, and PATH, would like to address agenda item 16.4. We share WHO Secretariat’s concerns about shortages of essential medicines for children. Children have distinct pharmacotherapy needs related to drug administration, medicine-related toxicity, and taste preferences, and require medicine formulas that are tailored to their ages, sizes, physiologic conditions, and…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 14.4 – Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, and colleagues, GHC in collaboration with PATH would like to take this opportunity to highlight several issues for your consideration regarding agenda item 14.5. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) anticipates the world will be polio-free by 2019. While global leaders rally to safely complete polio eradication, of both wild…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 13.3 – Operational plan to take forward the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

Thank you the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of GHC and AAP. The report on implementation appropriately highlights the importance of what are described as “new challenges”: early child development; adolescent health; the health of women, children and adolescents in humanitarian and fragile settings; and multi-sectoral responses to addressing the underlying determinants of…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.4 – Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly support implementing the road map of national commitments to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Among these are commitments to developing or strengthening surveillance…

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