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News from the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly

Dr Margaret Chan appointed to a second term as Director-General of the World Health Organization

Today, the World Health Assembly appointed Dr Margaret Chan for a second five-year term as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). In her acceptance speech to health ministers and representatives of...

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:24
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Launch of book on Lee Jong-Wook, former Director General of WHO

On the sixth anniversary of the death of the former Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the book Lee Jong-Wook, a life health and politics was launched within the framework of the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:36
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Notes: Friday, 25 May 2012

Committee A approved the decision on WHO reform. Member States welcomed programmatic reforms and emphasized the need to include health determinants and equity in the next Programme of Work and Proposed Programme Budget. On governance reforms, Member States agreed to maintain the...

Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 11:05
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Panel discusses how to incorporate gender equity and human rights in health care reform

The integration of gender equity and human rights in health policies and programs was the focus of a panel discussion organized as part of the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly on May 21st. in Geneva.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 06:17
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Best days for public health are ahead of us, says WHO Director-General

“I believe the best days for health are ahead of us, not behind us,” said Dr. Margaret Chan Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in her opening remarks at the 65ª World Health Assembly. She also advocated for universal...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 05:45
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PAHO photography exhibit, “Vaccination: An Act of Love,” on display at World Health Assembly in Geneva

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is sponsoring a photography exhibit, Vaccination: An Act of Love, on 21-26 May in Geneva, during the World Health Assembly.
 

Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 04:45
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