World Health Assembly GHC and our delegation submitted a statement to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the World Health Assembly (WHA73), which took place on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020 using video conference technology. The assembly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as items essential for governance business continuity. The…

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World Health Assembly The Executive Board agreed recently through a written procedure that WHA73 will open on Monday, May 18, 2020 and take place virtually, using video conference technology. EB147 is due to open on Friday, May 22, 2020 and will also take place virtually. The assembly will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and items…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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