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  World Health Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Assembly generally meets in May each year, and as well as appointing the Director-General (for five-year terms), supervises the financial policies of the Organization, and reviews and approves the proposed programme budget.
The Assembly elects 32 members who are technically qualified in the field of health for three-year terms to an Executive Board.
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 World Health Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Health Assembly is the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed by its 192 member states.
It is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states.
The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.
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Health is on the minds of finance ministers attending the World Bank and IMF as they discuss debt relief.
Health is seen as a key component of human security – a concept which brings together human development and national security as the basis of foreign policy in a growing number of states.
Health workers and their ministers have experienced that a focus on health, during conflict, can help bring together communities that are divided by conflict.
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 Documents on Canadian External Relations (DCER)
At a private plenary meeting of the Health Assembly, held on May 11, the nomination by the Executive Board of Dr. Marcolino Gomez Candau, as Director-General of the World Health Organization, was approved; the voting was forty-three in favour and sixteen against.
The Committee submitted a resolution to the Health Assembly by which the Director-General was authorized to implement the Programme for 1954 on the basis of the priorities proposed by him and to the extent of available resources.
The Fifth World Health Assembly, in its Resolution WHA5.13, had drawn attention to the serious implications that non-payment of contributions would have on the operations of the Organization, and called upon those Members who had not yet made arrangements to liquidate their arrears of contributions to take appropriate action to do so during 1952.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /department/history/dcer/details-en.asp?intRefid=2045   (5582 words)

 The Avalon Project : Constitution of the World Health Organization, July 22, 1946
The Director-General shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Health Assembly, of the Board, of all commissions and committees of the Organization and of conferences convened by it.
The Health Assembly or the Board may convene local, general, technical or other special conferences to consider any matter within the competence of the Organization and may provide for the representation at such conferences of international organizations and, with the consent of the government concerned, of national organizations, governmental or non-governmental.
The Health Assembly or the Board acting on behalf of the Health Assembly may accept and administer gifts and bequests made to the Organization provided that the conditions attached to such gifts or bequests are acceptable to the Health Assembly or the Board and are consistent with the objective and policies of the organization.
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 HEALTH: Drug Patent Debate Divides World Health Assembly
The discussions among the ministers of the WHO member nations, gathered in Geneva for the World Health Assembly until May 28, reflect the controversy on pharmaceutical patents and poor countries' access to medications that has unfolded over the past several years in international forums on health, trade or intellectual property.
The Brazilian initiative is based on the principle that public health takes priority over commercial interests, an approach that was consecrated by the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Doha, Qatar, in 2001.
From 1975 to 1999, just one percent of new medicines approved by health authorities worldwide were intended to combat tropical diseases and tuberculosis, which represent 11.4 percent of the world's disease burden.
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 World Health Assembly Resolution on Health Promotion
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Mindful of the new challenges and determinants of health and that new forms of action are needed to free the potential for health promotion in many sectors of society, among local communities, and within families, using an approach based on sound evidence;
Appreciating the potential of health promotion activities to act as a resource for societal development and that there is a clear need to break through traditional boundaries within government sectors, between governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and between the public and private sectors;
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 WHO Director-General's Speech in the World Health Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As public health ministers, officials and workers we are constantly reminded that the statistics we use are significant because they represent individual children, women and men.
There are also many parts of the world in which major environmental problems cause health to suffer as a result of unsafe water, unmanaged solid waste and unsafe living conditions.
The staff of this Organization share your commitment to improving the health of the world, and we are determined to continue serving those most in need of better health.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /index.php?newsid=8465   (2655 words)

 DSÖ Türkiye Ýrtibat Ofisi - WHO Turkey Liaison Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The International Health Conference, which was held in New York in 1946 and to which all countries were invited, approved a name and a constitution for the new organization: the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Constitution established the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board as the governing bodies of WHO and included the possibility of establishing regional organizations.
World Health Assembly (WHA), Executive Board and the Secretariat are the main parts of the structure.
www.un.org.tr /who/Who_org.htm   (869 words)

 World Health Assembly Adopts New International Health Regulations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many of the provisions in the new regulations are based on the experience gained and lessons learnt by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the global community over the past 30 years.
The purpose of the International Health Regulations is to ensure the maximum protection of people against the international spread of diseases, while minimizing interference with world travel and trade.
Now that the regulations have been adopted by the World Health Assembly, countries will have to assess their capacities to identify and verify events, as well as to control them.
www.halifaxlive.com /artman/publish/health_230505_55123.shtml   (792 words)

 CIDRAP >> World Health Assembly addresses pandemic flu
May 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The world has an unprecedented warning that pandemic influenza may be imminent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report that urges swift action to prevent global illness and death.
Experts now agree it is endemic in parts of Asia, and the public health focus is shifting to reducing the risk for people exposed to H5N1, particularly subsistence farmers, and improving response to illness, such as with a vaccine.
Calling avian flu "the most serious known health threat the world is facing today," Lee Jong-wook, MD, MPH, noted the importance of the window of time between hints of a pandemic and its actual occurrence.
www.cidrap.umn.edu /cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/news/may1905wha.html   (879 words)

 WHO: World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The First World Health Assembly was held from 24 June to 24 July 1948 in the Palais de Nations, Geneva.
WHO has contributed to the development of national health policy including a focus on reducing maternal and child deaths and diseases, restructuring and financing of health care services, health insurance, human resources development, strengthening health information system and establishment of multi-sectoral integrated approaches for health promotion.
World Health Assembly resolved that poliomyelitis would be eradicated by the year 2000.
www.un-mongolia.mn /who/history.htm   (1211 words)

 World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948.
Health is defined in the WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The WHO's Secretariat is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working at headquarters in Geneva, in the six regional offices and in countries.
www.v2020.org /members/who.asp   (414 words)

 Speech to the 51st World Health Assembly
World trade, environmental changes, lifestyles and culture; in all these fields we must be able to analyze the driving forces and speak out for health and development.
WHO will help countries build sustainable health systems that can help reach equity targets and render quality services to all, with a particular emphasis on the situation of women and mothers who are so critical for giving children a safe and healthy start in life.
WHO will speak out for health, back its case with solid evidence and thereby be a better advocate for health towards a broader audience of decision makers.
www.malaria.org /SPEECH.HTM   (3362 words)

 51st World Health Assembly
In her address to the Assembly, she set out WHO's role as being the moral voice and the technical leader in improving the health of the people of the world.
The renewed Health for All policy, supported by a World Health Declaration, was recognised as a framework for the development of future policy under the new DG.
A resolution co-sponsored by one-third of members emphasised the priority that should be given to the health of children in developing countries and of adolescents world-wide.
www.health.gov.au /internet/wcms/Publishing.nsf/Content/health-about-cmo-cmomayn.htm   (476 words)

 The History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1988, the World Health Assembly (WHA) the annual meeting of the ministers of health of all Member States of the World Health Organization, voted to launch a global goal to eradicate polio.
The World Health Assembly passes a resolution to eradicate polio by the year 2000.
The World Health Assembly passes a resolution to create the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) to bring basic vaccines to the world's children.
www.polioeradication.org /history.asp   (2283 words)

 the World Health Organization (Who): Its Work Related to the Activities of the International Tobacco Industry
Resolutions Approved by the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board The first of these was passed by the Executive Board in May 1970 and requested a report on the health hazards of smoking.
As the health risks of tobacco usage have become more clearly established, the focus of the resolutions has shifted from inquiries into the health problems resulting from smoking to a look at what might be done to prevent and eliminate smoking.
The reports follow the theme of resoultions passed by the Executive Board and the World Health Assembly, with the early ones concentrating on health effects of smoking and the later ones on measures that could be taken to prevent smoking.
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 51st World Health Assembly
First there was the celebration of its 50th anniversary, attended by world celebrities such as Fidel Castro and Hilary Clinton and secondly the inauguration of the new Director General, Dr. Gro Harlem Bruntland.
Bruntland, the former Prime Minister of Norway and the author of the well-known Bruntland report on the environment, is a strong advocate for breastfeeding, having breastfed her four children.
At the Assembly, IBFAN’s 14 representatives from the five regional offices around the world provided evidence of the massive and systematic way in which the infant formula companies continue to flaunt and disregard the International Code.
www.infactcanada.ca /51stwha.htm   (364 words)

 World Health Organization TLD Proposal
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a public international organization and a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, which confers special responsibilities and rights on the Organization.
Accompanying this application is a bound copy of the Basic Documents comprising the WHO Constitution, Rules of Procedure for the World Health Assembly and of the Executive Board, Regulations for Expert Advisory Panels and Committees and for Study and Scientific Groups, and Financial and Staff Regulations.
The World Health Organization is a public international organization and a specialized agency of the United Nations with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
www.icann.org /tlds/health1/WHO-C-SO-Proposal.htm   (2676 words)

 General Report - People’s Health Assembly 2000 - People's Health Movement
Above all, it means rethinking the way we view health - moving from a concentration on disease control towards a people-centred approach that focuses on what affects people’s lives and health and looks at how the totality of the conditions in which they live, work and enjoy their culture and environment can be improved.
A young village health worker from Nepal enacted for everyone the plight of a young woman who was typical of many she worked with in villages.
Health is primarily determined by the political, economic, social and physical environment and should, along with equity and sustainable development, be a top priority in local, national and international policy-making.
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 Guyana Health Minister outlines progress at World Health Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Guyana Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy has outlined health progress being made in his country despite high levels of poverty and major floods that affected hundreds of thousands of people earlier this year.
Guyana's health minister expressed gratitude for the cooperation and mobilization of resources for his country from a variety of agencies, noting that the integrated strategy "is an excellent example of PAHO and WHO country focus that is pivotal to Guyana in being able to attain its national health goals and the Millennium Development Goals."
PAHO, which serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their people.
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 Secretary Thompson Appoints ANA President Blakeney To Attend World Health Assembly
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Health Assembly meets every year in May and provides an opportunity for health care professionals from across the globe to come together to develop solutions for health care concerns common to all nations.
The nursing profession has enjoyed growing prominence at the meeting since a 1993 resolution on occupational health called nurses "the bulk and backbone of health services in developing and developed countries alike." ANA Presidents have represented nursing's interests in the U.S. delegations to the World Health Assembly in 1993, 1996 and 1998.
A practicing nurse for more than 30 years, she is the former director of health services for the homeless at the Boston Public Health Commission and a former president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses.
www.nursingworld.org /pressrel/2003/pr0516.htm   (426 words)

 GlobalHealth.gov - A project of the Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA)
Secretary Leavitt stressed the role of Georgia as a model for democratic development in the region, and indicated the willingness to continuing and further strengthening this important partnership with an emerging democracy.
The treaty is the world's first public health treaty, and it has been ratified by 40 countries.
The purpose of the International Health Regulations is to ensure the maximum security against the international spread of diseases with minimum interference with world traffic.
www.globalhealth.gov   (995 words)

 WHO - World Health Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WHO is governed by 191 Member States through the World Health Assembly.
Developing health systems that equitably improve health outcomes, respond to people’s legitimate demands, and are financially fair.
Framing an enabling policy and creating an institutional environment for the health sector, and promoting an effective health dimension to social, economic, environmental and development policy.
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 World Health Organization
After swearing in as the new Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland said, "the world is in transition.
She is of the view that health sector development should be part of everything we do.
Later on, while responding to a call from its Eastern Mediterranean Region, the World Health Assembly recognized that the spiritual dimension must also be included in countries’ strategies towards achieving the goal of Health For All (HFA).
www.un.org.pk /who/who.htm   (913 words)

 World Health Organization - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
World Health Organization: An agency of the United Nations established in 1948 to further international cooperation in improving health conditions.
The World Health Organization is abbreviated and commonly referred to as WHO.
It operates through three principal organs: the World Health Assembly, which meets annually as the general policy-making body; an Executive Board of health specialists elected for three-year terms by the assembly; and a Secretariat, which has regional offices and field staff throughout the world.
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