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Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 29 May 2024

First-ever resolution on social participation for primary health care approved Member States have agreed on a resolution on social participation in national health planning and implementation, which paves the way for people, communities, and civil society to have a stronger voice in influencing the decisions that affect their health and well-being. The resolution aims to tackle health inequities and the erosion… Read More
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WHO’s investment case launch draws expressions of support, pledges to sustainably finance four-year strategy

WHO on Tuesday launched an investment case that lays out the Organization’s essential contribution to global health and seeks investment in its 2025–2028 strategy to save 40 million lives and improve the health of 6 billion people.  The investment case underpins WHO’s Investment Round, which kicked off on Sunday and has gained many robust expressions of support, commitments from countries to co-host,… Read More
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Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly – Daily update: 28 May 2024

World Health Assembly approves a global health strategy fit for a challenging future Delegates at the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA 77) approved a four-year, US$ 11.1 billion strategy for global health to promote, provide, and protect health and well-being for all people, with an emphasis on climate change, aging, migration, pandemic threats, and equity, and adapted for a time… Read More
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WHO Member States agree way forward to conclude Pandemic Agreement

The World Health Assembly (WHA) today recognized the progress made over the past two years by Member States to develop a pandemic agreement and strengthen the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005). Governments meeting in Geneva for the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly are in talks to advance these two efforts, which aim to boost the world’s ability to better able to… Read More
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Director-General’s Award for Global Health goes to Prime Minister of Barbados and developers of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus presented his Award for Global Health to the Prime Minister of Barbados and two scientists for their contributions to advancing global health at the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly. The Director-General’s Award for Global Health, established in 2019, goes to Her Excellency, Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, for her leadership in climate action and health and her work as the… Read More
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Gaza: Rafah camp attack heightens focus on dwindling health resources

Many of those injured suffered terrible burns, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which will require intensive treatment, electricity and high-level medical services, all of which are scarce after nearly eight months of war.  Massive medical challenge  It is just another massive challenge for all the medical teams in the enclave, WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris told journalists in Geneva.… Read More
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WHO announces winners of the 5th Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization has announced the official selection of this year’s winning films of its 5th Health for All Film Festival. The awards were announced today at a special event launching WHO’s Investment Round on the eve of the Seventy-Seventh World Health Assembly in Geneva. The event, opened by WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and attended by High-Level… Read More
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WHO launches its first Investment Round to sustainably finance its Health for All mandate

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first-ever Investment Round on Sunday as part of a broader plan to transform the way the Organization is funded heading into an era of climate change, mass migration, pandemic threats, an ageing world population, and turbulent geopolitics. The launch, on the eve of the Seventy-Seventh World Health Assembly, marks the start of a… Read More
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WHO releases a strategic framework for enhancing prevention and control of mpox

Mpox continues to affect people around the world. A new framework released today by WHO will guide health authorities, communities and other stakeholders in preventing and controlling mpox outbreaks, eliminating human-to-human transmission of the disease, and reducing spillover of the virus from animals to humans. Mpox is a viral illness caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV). It can cause a… Read More
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Shipment of newest malaria vaccine, R21, to Central African Republic marks latest milestone for child survival

UNICEF delivered over 43 000 doses of the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine by air to Bangui, Central African Republic, today, with more than 120 000 doses to follow in the next days. It is the first country to receive the R21 malaria vaccine for use in routine childhood immunization, marking another step forward in preventing the disease and saving children’s lives.   R21 is… Read More