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WHO Member States approve reform decision - emphasized the need to include health determinants and equity in the next Programme of Work

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who-logoSixty-fifth World Health Assembly – May 2012 daily notes on proceedings

World health Organization – WHO


Geneva, 25 May 2012 – WHO Member States today approved the decision on organizational reform. They welcomed programmatic reforms and emphasized the need to include health determinants and equity in the next Programme of Work and Proposed Programme Budget.

Among other things, they agreed to adopt a global target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases

-- Delegates to the World Health Assembly 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.

A65/43 WHO reform

Sixth report of the Programme, Budget and Administration Committee of the Executive Board to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly


Source: PAHO/WHO

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:58 )  

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