WHA67.11 Public health impacts of exposure to mercury and mercury compounds: the role of WHO and ministries of public health in the implementation of the Minamata Convention

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The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, adopted this Resolution to welcome the formal adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and encourage Member States to take the necessary domestic measures to sign, ratify an implement the Convention and to address the health aspects of exposure to mercury and mercury compounds in the context of their health sector uses... recalling World Health Assembly resolutions WHA60.17 on oral health: action plan for promotion and integrated disease prevention, WHA63.25 on the improvement of health through safe and environmentally sound waste management, and WHA59.15 on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, as well as the strategy for strengthening the engagement of the health sector in the implementation of the strategic approach adopted by the International Conference on Chemicals Management at its third session.