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Latest World Health Assembly Meeting Highlighted Many Global Health Challenges, Actions

Inter Press Service: What is Missing on the Global Health Front?
Martin Khor, executive director of the South Centre

“The last World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva (23-28 May) discussed the manifold global health crises that require urgent attention, and adopted resolutions to act on many issues. We are currently facing many global health related challenges, and as such multiple actions must be taken urgently to prevent these crises from boiling over. … World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan gave an overview of some of the successes and further work needed on the global health front. … WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda said that focus in the upcoming year will include: making progress on the Global Action Plan (established in 2015), further developing the global stewardship framework, and involving political leaders by meeting in the United Nations headquarters in New York in September…” (6/21).