World Health Assembly Approves WHO Program Budget

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update
“Delegates at the World Health Assembly [Wednesday] approved the organization’s proposed program budget of U.S.$4421.5 million for the biennium, which includes a three percent (or U.S.$28 million) increase in Member State assessed contributions for 2018-2019. This approved budget sets out the organization’s priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. It includes increased investments in the new WHO Health Emergencies Program (U.S.$69.1 million) and combating antimicrobial resistance (U.S.$23.2 million)…” (5/24).