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Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey.Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

21st Nov 2016 – “Many of the known – and still unknown – infectious diseases that are most likely to cause a serious epidemic could be contained by vaccines, but there are rarely vaccines approved or advanced in development,” stated Norway’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Hans Brattskar at a recent briefing at WHO, co-organized by India and Norway.

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, State Secretary, Laila Bokhari (in the middle of the picture) meeting with ICRC. 
Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, State Secretary, Laila Bokhari, visited Geneva on 10 and 11 November 2016. The main purpose of the visit was to meet with international actors working on global health issues.

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Introductory remarks by Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Permanent Representative, at Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies and Women in Global Health, Friday 14 October 2016, 17:30 – 19:00.

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Plain packaging has been high on the Norwegian political agenda both at this year’s World Health Assembly and the World No Tobacco day (31 May).

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Photo: NorwayUN/Flickr/CC BY.

On 19 - 21 April 2016 the UN General Assembly hosted its special session assembly focused on the world drug problem (UNGASS). Minister of Health and Care Services, Mr. Bent Høie, highlighted the importance of a health, human rights and harm reduction approach.

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Permanent Representative, Ambassador Hans Brattskar. 
Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway.

14 Oct 2016 - Women’s leadership in global health is first and foremost an issue of women’s general leadership opportunities in the labour market. What can be done to encourage and facilitate women leadership, including in health? asked Norway’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Hans Brattskar at the public event “A gender reality check in global health”, organized by the Global Health Centr...

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Bangladesh - national immunisation programme. 
Photo: Gavi The Vaccine Alliance.

Norway will provide more than NOK 3 billion (USD 120 million) to global health in 2017, increasing the funding for this area by NOK 600 million (USD 760.000) since 2016. Direct support to UNAids and the World Health Organization (WHO), amounting to NOK 300 million (USD 380.000), comes in addition to this.

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Photo: WHO/L. Cipriani.

23- 27 May, Minister of Health and Care Services (HOD) Mr. Bent Høie, participated at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual Health Assembly in Geneva.

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Photo: Carlos Reusser Monsalvez i 2011.

25-30 April 2016 was World Immunization week and the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the immunization gap that still exists in vaccine coverage.

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