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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
26 May 2012





65th World Health Assembly closes with new global health measures

News release

26 May 2012 | Geneva - The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly concluded Saturday after adopting 21 resolutions and three decisions on a broad range of health issues. The six days of discussions involved nearly 3000 delegates, including health ministers and senior health officials from amongst the 194 WHO Member States, as well as representatives from civil society and other stakeholders.

The agenda covered some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing public health today.

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The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Member States include:

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Occupied Palestinian territory: The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. The need for full coverage of health services was reaffirmed while recognizing that the acute shortage of financial and medical resources is jeopardizing access of the population to curative and preventive services.

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For more information please contact:

Fadéla Chaib
Telephone: +41 22 791 3228
Mobile: +41 79 475 5556
E-mail: chaibf@who.int

Tarik Jasarevic
Telephone: +41 22 791 5099
Mobile: +41 79 367 6214
E-mail: jasarevict@who.int


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