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65th World Health Assembly Coverage

The Sixty-fifth (65) session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva during 21-26 May 2012. At this session, the Health Assembly discussed a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, Millennium Development Goals, noncommunicable diseases, mental disorders, nutrition, and adolescent pregnancy. The nomination of Dr Margaret Chan to be WHO Director-General for a second was submitted for approval. The Health Assembly also discussed the programme budget, administration, and management matters of WHO.

Health authorities from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other international partners are meeting today at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to discuss support for the newly created Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), a regional health organization that consolidates five former entities to increase efficiency and effectiveness in public health action.

The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly concluded Saturday after adopting 21 resolutions and three decisions on a broad range of health issues. The six days of discussions involved nearly 3000 delegates, including health ministers and senior health officials from amongst the...

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, met on May 25 with the delegation from the Nippon Foundation. The director of the organization, Yohei Sasakawa is a Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Delegates to the World Health Assembly today discussed proposals for reforming WHO in three areas: programmes and priority setting, governance, and management. They expressed broad support for the reform agenda and the five categories of...

Ministers of Health of the Americas shared, this May 22, experiences, achievements and challenges in public health from the podium of the...