World Health Assembly (WHA)

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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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.3 – Draft global plan of action on violence

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 the recommendation to urge Member States to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence. Particular…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.2 – Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

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 applaud this report for adopting a life-course approach to ending obesity. Many countries now suffer from the “double burden” of malnutrition—growing numbers of people are overweight…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.1 – Maternal, infant and young child nutrition

The Global Health Council in collaboration with 1,000 Days urges the World Health Assembly to support the resolution to strongly endorse the WHO Guidance to End Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. The Guidance puts forward evidence-based, common sense recommendations which will protect the wellbeing of mothers and children throughout the world.…

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