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{mosimage}La 63a Asamblea Mundial de la Salud cerró el 21 de mayo, y los delegados pudieron llegar a un acuerdo sobre un gran número de resoluciones, entre ellas un código de recomendaciones prácticas sobre la contratación internacional de personal sanitario y de avance de una estrategia global para reducir el uso nocivo del alcohol. (en ingls)

On her closing remarks, WHO's Director-General Dr Margaret Chan congratulated the delegates: "You reached agreement on some very important items that are a real gift to public health, everywhere."

Dr. Chan commended the delegates for their "unwavering commitment to the health-related MDGs." She completed: "I witnessed firsthand your great desire to cooperate internationally, and with other sectors, in reaching these goals. The spirit I personally witnessed was one of great optimism, solidarity, and a can-do attitude."

The World Health Assembly brings together Health Ministers and senior health officials from the World Health Organization's Member States, to discuss a number of pressing public health issues. This year, the delegates adopted resolutions on a variety of global health issues, including innovation and intellectual property in Public Health, counterfeit medical products, viral hepatitis, monitoring of the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a global code of practice for international recruitment of health personnel, the implementation of the global strategy for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, and many others.

You can find complete coverage of the 63rd Health Assembly on WHO's web site.

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