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WHO Europe Participates In WHA 2019

WHO Regional Office for Europe: WHO’s strategic priorities in focus at Seventy-second World Health Assembly “The Seventy-second World Health Assembly runs from 20 to 28 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. … [T]his annual gathering is attended by delegations from WHO Member States around the world, including the countries of the…

News Outlets Report On Opening Of 72nd World Health Assembly

Associated Press: The Latest: U.S. backs reform efforts at U.N. health agency “The United States, the biggest contributor to the World Health Organization, says it supports efforts by the agency’s chief to restructure and find reforms in the organization’s budget. … U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services Alex Azar…

U.S. Supports Calls For Taiwan Observer Status During World Health Assembly

Associated Press: U.S. backs calls for Taiwan to get role at U.N. health assembly “The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke…

G7 Health Ministers Focus On Strengthening Primary Health Care, Ending Health Inequalities At Paris Meeting

Health Policy Watch: G7 Countries Prioritize Primary Health Care At Health Ministers’ Meeting In Paris “Health Ministers from G7 countries wrapped up a two-day meeting [Friday] in Paris that focused on strengthening primary health care, health inequalities for developing countries, and the elimination of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Entitled ‘Ensuring…

Poor Governance, Violence, Breakdown Of Public Services Led Venezuela Into Public Health Crisis

The Conversation: Venezuela’s soaring murder rate has plunged the nation into a public health crisis José Manuel Aburto, PhD candidate at the Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics at the University of Southern Denmark, and Jenny Garcia, PhD candidate at the Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED) “Over the past three decades,…

CGD Experts Discuss Themes, Recommendations From U.N. Stakeholder Meeting On UHC

Center for Global Development: There is No Such Thing as Universal Health Coverage without… Cassandra Nemzoff, research associate at CGD’s Europe office, and Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer, senior fellow, and Board secretary at CGD, discuss outcomes from a U.N. multi-stakeholder hearing on universal health coverage (UHC), during which stakeholders…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: U.N. ‘alarmed’ over migrant conditions in Yemen (5/2). The BMJ: Practicing medicine amid chaos in Venezuela (Zuñiga, 5/3). The Economist: The antibiotic industry is broken (5/2). Foreign Policy: ‘We Need a New Vision in Development’ (Hirsh, 5/1). Fortune: The WHO Has Diagnostic Codes for People Hit by Spacecraft…