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Last updated: 28.03.2014 //

On 27th-28th March Norway participated in a consultation on the development of a framework for WHO's engagement with Non-State actors. Preparing for this meeting, the WHO published a background document to facilitate discussion. The document suggest an overall framework to establish clear rules of engagement for WHO's engagement with non-State actors, that is NGOs, private sector entities,...

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Head of the Norwegian delegation, Director General for Health Dr. Bjørn Guldvog in front of WHO headquarters in Geneva. 
Photo: Gita Simonsen.
23.01.2014 //

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 134th Executive Board meeting was held in Geneva (January 20th - 25th). WHO reform is one of the key items on the Executive Board Meeting agenda. In addition to the reform process, Norway is actively engaged in the follow up of the health related Millennium Development Goals, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and violence against women.

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Last updated: 20.01.2014 //

Norway's statements on the topic of new financing model for the WHO and the financing dialogue at the 19th EBPBAC, held in Geneva 16th-17th of January 2014.

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Last updated: 03.12.2013 //

WHO’s Financing Dialogue took place in Geneva 25 – 26th November 2013. On the agenda was the overarching goal to improve the alignment, predictability, flexibility and transparency of WHO’s funding, as well as reducing its vulnerability.

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Last updated: 31.05.2013 //

The 66th World Health Assembly was held in Geneva May 20-28. Main items on the agenda was adoption of voluntary global targets, indicators and a global action plan for noncommunicable diseases, follow up of the Millennium Development Goals, including the follow-up of the Commission on Lifesaving Commodities, and WHO reform. The Members States also adopted the general programme of work and the...

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Last updated: 23.01.2014 //

The 134th World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting was hosted at the WHO headquarters in Geneva between the 19th and the 25th of January. Central items on the agenda included WHO reform, the financing dialogue, and improved decision-making by the governing bodies. Here we have published key statements by Norway, as well as some joint statements.

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Last updated: 12.12.2013 //

WHO MiNDbank is an online platform bringing together country and international resources, covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development. It is part of WHO’s QualityRights campaign to end violations against people with mental disabilities. MiNDbank aims to facilitate dialogue, advocacy and research, to promote reform in these areas in line with...

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Last updated: 15.10.2013 //

The GAVI Alliance (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will together receive an additional NOK 330 million in the national budget for 2014. The Government wishes to intensify its efforts to promote child and maternal health globally, to fight deadly diseases and to help to eradicate polio.

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The ministerial panel under the NCD sideevent on the 21st of May during the WHA66. 
Photo: Ingrid Vigerust.
Last updated: 23.05.2013 //

Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, attended the 66th World Health Assembly to lead a side-event on non-communicable diseases. The focus of the event was to share experiences on measures countries have introduced to drive national progress in this area.

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