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The seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva from 20th to 28th May 2019.

Many public health topics were on the agenda of this assembly and, according to the closing remarks of Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s Director-General, the most outstanding achievements of this assembly are the following:

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The following statement was submitted for agenda item 6.6.1 (Global action on patient safety) of the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board. ISQua are a non-State actor in official relations with WHO
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I am delighted to share with you that the WHO Executive Board (EB) 144th session deliberated on the agenda item ‘Global action on patient safety’ on 31 January 2019; and adopted the EB Resolution ‘Global action on patient safety’ (including the establishment of an annual World Patient Safety Day on 17 September) on 1 February 2019; and recommended it for adoption at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2019. This marks the achievement of a major milestone in the global patient safety movement.
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:51

Latest Experiences at WHO Headquarters

How time flies? Some Two months ago when I started my interning at the WHO headquarters my supervisor cautioned me that I have to make every moment count as the three months allocated for my internship can be so short. And indeed, the time has gone by just like the snap of a finger. Here am I reflecting on the last few weeks of my stay in Geneva.

The goal of the Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (the Framework) is to promote and protect the health of humans, animals, plants and to protect the environment in recognition of their interconnection under the One Health approach.

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Geneva is a very welcoming city, arriving to the airport you are offered a free train ticket to reach the main Station: Cornavin. From there, you can discover all the exciting Geneva districts.

The WHO Headquarters is a prestigious building, administered by a rather complex system set up to make daily life easier for staff and offering modern conveniences.

 

During my flight from Cameroon, which lasted over 10 hours with a five-hour transit at Istanbul, I couldn’t stop imagining how it will feel entering the city of Geneva and Switzerland. I had read about Geneva to be a great historical city with rich touristic attractions and host to head offices of many international organisations. However, this would be my first time of visiting the city, besides having being to other cities in Europe. The anxiety reached summit level as my airplane safely landed in the Geneva international airport.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 11:17

Declaration of Astana

Heads of State and Government, ministers and representatives of States and Governments, participating in the 'Global Conference on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals' are meeting in Astana today and tomorrow (25th & 26th October 2018) to reaffirm the commitments expressed in the ambitious and visionary Declaration of Alma-Ata of 1978 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and have released the new Declaration of Astana. 

 

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:00

ISQua support of the Astana Declaration

The world came together for two days in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals) to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Conference was held at the Palace of Independence and co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF.

 

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:40

WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care

This week at the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, the world will assemble at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Astana, to recommit to strengthening primary health care for achieving universal health coverage. Safe primary care is key to the attainment of Health for All, with safety being essential to make universal health coverage effective; because even when care is available, quality problems are widespread and take various forms.

 

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