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World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Geneva, May 23: The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at Geneva-based UN headquarters. “Our joint work at the global level aims for the central objective of promoting health through the life course, as enshrined in the Sustaible Development Goals adopted at the very highest political level in 2015,” said WHA’s newly-elected President Veronika Skvortsova on Monday. “The achievement of this central objective necessitates the creation of an integrated health-preserving environment that amalgamates all tiol, regiol and global mechanisms in the public, intersectoral and official spheres, professiol medical bodies, patients’ associations and the business community,” Xinhua quoted her as saying. This year’s assembly will determine policies on a range of health issues, including medicines and health products, non-communicable diseases, health emergencies, as well as materl, new-born, child and adolescent health. (IANS)

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