The multilateral response to the Covid-19 pandemic gained traction this month with progress on medical interventions, logistics, and UNGA operations.
WHO declared the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on January 30, after initially declining to declare a PHEIC last week.
The Lancet released a significant report on September 8 declaring that malaria can be eradicated by 2050, contradicting
The 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) took place last week in New York and unfolded largely as expected.
Former Nigerian health minister and incoming World Bank global director of health, nutrition and population Muhammad Ali Pate will also take over leadership of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) on July 1. He will replace Mariam Claeson, a Gates Foundation secondee who is stepping down after two and a half years at the helm.
The 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA), the World Health Organization’s main governing body, concluded May 28 in Geneva. Universal health coverage (UHC) was the overarching theme of this year’s WHA and is a core component of WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ platform. Member states passed several resolutions on key UHC priorities such as health financing, building sustainable and resilient people-centered health systems, and strengthening health workforces.
May 29, 2019 — The 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA), the World Health Organization’s main governing body, concluded yesterday in Geneva. The annual assembly is attended by more than 4,000 delegates from more than 190 member states and many partner organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The first WHO Partners Forum took place in Stockholm April 9–10, bringing together global health and development leaders from governments, health partnerships and civil society. WHO and its partners discussed how they can better support WHO’s mission to deliver care, services and protection for billions of people by 2023. Under WHO’s Thirteenth General Program of Work (GPW13), WHO needs $14.1 billion by 2023.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) released this month an updated endgame roadmap document outlining its approach to polio eradication, integration, containment and certification. The GPEI Polio Endgame Strategy 2019–2023, developed in broad consultation with GPEI partners and stakeholders around the world, highlights issues including gender, research and development, and Post-Certification Strategy (PCS) implementation.