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We Need Collaborative Solutions To Curb The Harmful Use Of Alcohol

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting kicked off this week. There, member states will set the agenda for the World Health Assembly in May, providing a roadmap for the global health community at large. The discussion will cover the implementation of the WHO’s global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol […]

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Partnering For A Better World

This week, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual Executive Board meeting is being held in Geneva. Over the course of six days, members will agree on the agenda and resolutions to be considered at this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA). As a coalition, we spend a lot of time talking about the need for more […]

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Partners for SDGs: How Private Sector Initiatives Are Helping Clean Ocean Plastic Waste

The environment took center stage at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this year. Global leaders from around the world — from international organizations, governments, civil society, and the private sector — convened in New York City to discuss solutions to pressing environmental challenges outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amidst the broad discussions […]

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WHO Reform Won’t Work Unless All Stakeholders Have a Voice

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in for big changes.  This winter the WHO announced a restructuring plan to streamline the agency and break its infamous bureaucratic gridlock.  The goal is to position the agency to achieve its ‘triple-billion‘ target. Making the WHO work better is vital.  The world needs an organization that can respond […]

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In Geneva, as in Washington, Private-Sector Engagement is Critical to Global Solutions

By Linda Dempsey, Vice President at National Association of Manufacturers Geneva is the nerve center for many multilateral organizations. It is home to an array of critical United Nations-related groups such as the World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, and World Trade Organization. These institutions play an important role in tackling […]

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An Inclusive Approach to Improve Global Access to Medicines

Health officials from nations around the globe are convening in Geneva to set the global health agenda for the coming year at the annual World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting. Several critical topics will be discussed at the upcoming meeting—non-communicable diseases, eradication of polio, and responding to disease outbreaks—but perhaps none is as […]

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Setting The Stage For 2019: A Look Back At The UNGA 2018

Each year, world leaders gather in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to engage in policymaking discussions, side events, and more. At the 2018 UNGA, all eyes were on two high-level meetings to address the impact of a couple of pressing global health issues – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and tuberculosis (TB). […]

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