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[Editorial] What can the UN General Assembly do for global health?

21 Sep 2013

5 years ago the most important international event in global health was still the World Health Assembly, held in Geneva each May. At that gathering, Ministers of Health meet and decide global priorities and strategies for improving the health and wellbeing of their peoples. WHO visibly expresses and demonstrates its leadership at the Assembly, with technical staff guiding ministers in their decision-making and planning. The Assembly is the platform from which global health's supreme intergovernmental authority—WHO's Director-General—speaks to the world about its collective successes, challenges, and opportunities.

Date: 
21 September 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet