Organized by WHO 148th Session of WHO Executive Board Meeting January 18-26, 2021 More Information The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms. The annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered…

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A few months ago, I talked about a global health marathon. Now, with several additional mile markers behind us, the 2020 race is nearly in our rear view mirror. Before we cross the finish line, finally getting this year behind us, I want to highlight what we’ve done in the last quarter to further global…

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Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, in collaboration with Global Health Technologies Coalition, Georgia Global Health Alliance, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Women in Global Health applaud efforts underway to improve WHO’s capacity to address the world’s most pressing health threats. The COVID-19 crisis…

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Global Health Council presents the following recommendations about the recent analysis of the  Relevance and Effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: We recognize that more investment in the health workforce is needed. To deliver priority health and broader development goals, countries must invest in the health…

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Global Health Council notes the following: Digital health is an integral part of the health system. The strategic use of digital health technologies is an essential enabling factor towards ensuring that 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage, are better protected from health emergencies, and enjoy better health and well-being. We applaud WHO’s…

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Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, commend WHO and Member States on accelerating efforts to meet global TB elimination goals. The world is not yet on track to end…

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Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, in collaboration with partners, note the following: We commend the World Health Organization and Member States on progress made toward global immunization targets. Despite these efforts, coverage of essential vaccines only increased from 84 to 86 percent…

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Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council in collaboration with Living Goods, Women in Global Health, The Hunger Project, and Partners In Health note the following: We are pleased with the Board’s recognition of the report on universal health coverage (UHC) and its commitment…

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Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, in collaboration with The Hunger Project, VillageReach, and Partners in Health notes that: COVID-19 demonstrates that Universal Health Coverage in every community must be the top priority. Increased investment in all seven Global Action Plan accelerators must…

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Organized by WHO 73rd World Health Assembly (resumed) November 9-14, 2020 More information The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to…

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