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 work: communicable diseases,
noncommunicable diseases, health through the life-course, health
systems, and preparedness, surveillance and response. It was agreed to
emphasize social determinants of health in the next General Programme of
Work and Proposed Programme Budget.