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The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the related Accra Agenda for Action, are useful policy instruments that set out the mutual responsibilities of donors…
Many diseases including malaria, dengue, meningitis – just a few examples – these are what we call climate-sensitive diseases, because such climate dimensions for rainfall,…
If the country has invested in the training of doctors or nurses or midwives for that matter, people are beginning to say, ‘Should we not…
The International Health Partnership Plus is addressing the need to harmonize development assistance and reduce the current waste, duplication, and high transaction costs.
The World Health Organization did a world health report in 2006. In the whole world about 60 countries are in dire situation in terms of…
I think U.N. organizations are important organizations. They exist for good reasons. And we also admit that there is room for us to improve the…
Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from…
All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.
Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials. Replacement treatments are more costly, more…
When WHO works with the private sector, the Organization takes all possible measures to ensure its work to develop policy and guidelines is protected from…
All experts on WHO advisory groups for developing norms, standards and guidelines are required to disclose interests regarding the advisory committee’s area of work. If…
When you’re dealing with new and emerging diseases, you have no idea and you can’t predict in advance what would happen.
The WHO is the lead agency in health in the United Nations system, and clearly we have very important functions to play.
What amazes me most is that the media and I have fostered a close relationship.
Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit.
The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response.
I have a reputation for being a straight-talker.
This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and…
For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation…
Pandemic influenza is by nature an international issue; it requires an international solution.
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