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Norwegian delegates in the Assembly Hall as the resolution on air pollution is fully adopted by the WHA. 
Photo: UD.Norwegian delegates in the Assembly Hall as the resolution on air pollution is fully adopted by the WHA. Photo: UD

It is increasingly acknowledged that in improving population health, mitigating risk factors are just as important as treating diseases. One such major risk factor is air pollution. In fact, more than 7 million deaths annually are attributable to indoor and outdoor air pollution, thereby making it the world’s largest environmental risk. During the recently concluded 2015 World Health Assembly,...

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Minister Høie speaking at the WHA. 
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After nearly 10 days of fruitful discussions and demanding negotiations, the 68th World Health Assembly came to a close on 26 May 2015. Norway was actively engaged throughout the Assembly, including participation from the Minister of Health and Care Services, Mr Bent Høie.

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The governing body of World Health Organization (WHO), the World Health Assembly commenced Monday 18 May 2015. For nearly two weeks, member states will discuss global health issues, and how the WHO should address these. High-level attendance from member states, NGOs and others, underscores the importance attached to the assembly in global health governance.

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On 17 March, State Secretary of Norway Lisbeth Normann held a statement during the WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. The full statement is posted below

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Ten years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) entered into force. The Convention was negotiated under the former Director General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtlandand was the first global health treaty.

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The 68th World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva from 20 - 28 May 2015. Central items on the agenda include health and the environment, WHO reform and antimicrobial resistance. See links to Norwegian statements, as well as joint statements, below.

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The department of health of the County Governor of Buskerud visited the Permanent Mission of Norway on 24 April 2015.

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State Secretary Lisbeth Normann speaking at the conference. 
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This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted a ministerial conference on global action against dementia. The opening remarks of the Director General Chan referred to a “tidal wave of dementia” and illustrated the gravity of the trend in the prevalence of dementia. It is estimated that 47.5 million people are living with dementia this year alone, and the number is increasing every year....

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The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) marks a milestone in global health governance and, in the Norwegian experience, offers legal protection, said Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, at the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention.

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