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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.

Photo: WHO.

There is now an open-ended meeting of Member States on the follow-up of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development ( CEWG) report, on Research and Development. Financing and Coordination 26 – 28 November 2012. The Intervention by Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, Permanent Representative of Norway can be read here; Read more

The Ministers of Health of the Foreign Policy and Global Health (FPGH) Initiative, comprising Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand, met on the sidelines of the 65th...

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was especially invited by Director General Dr. Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization to address this year’s World Health Assembly. “My point is this:...

From left: Dr. Elin Johansen (WHO), Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, Madam Mariam Lamizana (President, IAC)

Ambassador Kongstad was among several contributors when the International Day on Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was commemorated in Geneva 6 February. The event was hosted by the...

Head of the Norwegian delegation to The 61 World Health Assembly, Deputy Minister of Health and Care Services, Ms Rigmor Aasrud Wednesday May 21 presented the Norwegian statement in the Assembly's General Debate. The statement focussed on the importance of achieving the Millenium Development Goals, challenges connected to the effect of climate change on health, the importance of fighting the... Read more

Norway expressed full support of the efforts of the WHO aimed at increasing the level of preparedness in Member states, and underlined that all countries have a responsibility to contribute to strengthening the influenza pandemic preparedness system.  We need to build on and strengthen the existing WHO influenza network, and benefits must be based on public health needs, and should cover all. Read more