At this years WHA, substantive progress was made on several topics of key importance to Norway. A resolution was passed on the health system response to violence on Saturday, after an agreement was reached in the early morning hours of the same day, following intense negotiations.
Bent Høie, the Norwegian Minister of Health, spoke on topics like the consequences of climate change and air pollution for health, about the ongoing efforts to counter the increasing prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases, and about the increasing focus on education in Norwegian development aid.
The resolution on Anti-Microbial resistance was passed with very broad support, with which we are very pleased. We consider AMR an issue of outmost importance, and that time to take action has come. Additionally, a resolution on Health in the Post 2015 Agenda demonstrated the persisting sensitivity of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) language, and after tough negotiations the resolution was passed in the late hours on Friday, much thanks to our strong and efficient chairperson.
Statements by Norway at the 67th World Health Assembly:
11.2 - Improved Decision-Making by the Governing Bodies.
14.1 - Health in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
16.1 - International Health Regulations.
16.5 - Anti-Microbial Drug Resistance.
17 - Progress reports (E, G, H).
21.2 - Report of the Internal Auditor