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WHO Executive Board To Address Wide Range Of Topics At 144th Session, From Agency’s Budget To Access To Medicines

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“The World Health Organization Executive Board this month will consider an eight percent WHO budget increase for 2020-2021, discuss environment health risks, the high price of cancer drugs, and how to facilitate access to medicines and vaccines. Also on the agenda is the fight against antimicrobial resistance, rising noncommunicable diseases, and tuberculosis. In another area, the Board is also expected to discuss its pandemic influenza framework … The 144th session of the WHO Executive Board (EB) is taking place from 24 January-1 February…” (Saez, 1/18).

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