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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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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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Statements by the Norwegian Delegation, 25.01.2015

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The 136th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board took place in Geneva in the end of January. Despite not being a member of the board this year, Norway participated actively throughout the meeting.

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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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Camp Moyamba, Sierra Leone. 
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Last week the WHO hosted a three-day conference on FMTs, with special attention to their role in the ongoing Ebola-crisis. Both past and current challenges were discussed in an effort to better handle the current crisis, and be better prepared for future ones.

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Sunday 25th of January prior to the 136 Executive Board meeting, a special session on Ebola was held at headquarters of the WHO. There was broad consensus among member states that the Ebola outbreak has highlighted the need for further reform of the WHO in order to put the organization in a position to handle future outbreaks with more efficiency and determination. The UN’s special envoy on...

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The 136th session of the World Health Organization Executive Board took place at the WHO headquarters in Geneva from January 25 to February 3 2015. Central items on the agenda included WHO reform, non-communicable diseases and strengthening of health systems. Here we have published key statements by Norway, as well as some joint statements.

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