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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 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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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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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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Statements by the Norwegian Delegation, 25.01.2015

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