Milestones :: Perspectives
142nd session of the WHO Executive Board
19 January 2018 – Next week the WHO Executive Board will set the agenda for the World Health Assembly, and determine how to best promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. The session takes place on 22–27 January 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be webcast live.
:: Provisional agenda
:: All documentation
Decisions [interim report]
In an effort to respond to Member States’ needs, the present texts have been made available as quickly as possible. The definitive versions of the resolutions and decisions adopted, edited for the Official Records, will be made available in due course.
EB142(1) – Implementation of International Health Regulations (2005): draft five-year global strategic plan to improve public health preparedness and response, 2018–2023
EB142(2) – Polio transition planning
EB142(3) – Addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines
EB142(4) – Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property
EB142(5) – Health, environment and climate change
EB142(6) – Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
EB142(7) – Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits
EB142(8) – Evaluation of the election of the Director-General of the World Health Organization
EB142(9) – Engagement with non-State actors
Dr Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas
WHO | 23 January 2018
The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 142nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Americas….
“My vision for the Americas is of a society free from inequality where everyone, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people, can lead healthy, meaningful and productive lives,” said Dr Etienne. “One of my top priorities is ensuring that everyone has access to quality health services without fear of being impoverished.”
Under her leadership, during these past five years PAHO led preparedness and response efforts to the regional Zika and chikungunya epidemics as well as to yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil. The Americas became the first WHO Region to eliminate the endemic transmission of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome…