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Seventy-sixth Globe Wellness Assembly – Every day update: 25 Could 2023


May 25, 2023

Progress and challenges in women’s, children’s and adolescent overall health

The Globe Wellness Assembly delegates in Committee A discussed progress against the International Technique for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Wellness (2016-2030). For the duration of the discussion, which took location more than two days, drawing comments from a higher quantity of Member States, the delegates strongly reiterated their commitment to the Technique as a priority for worldwide overall health and expressed alarm about stalling progress in enhancing maternal and newborn survival.

The Director-General’s report on the Technique presented to the Globe Wellness Assembly expressed alarm that maternal mortality prices have stagnated due to the fact 2016. In addition, if present trends continue, it stated, 54 nations will fall quick of meeting the Sustainable Improvement Aim (SDG) target for beneath-5 mortality and 63 nations will not obtain the SDG target for neonatal mortality. Levels of violence against females and girls stay alarmingly higher, when mental overall health challenges represent an rising overall health threat for adolescents.

Delegates emphasized the value of an integrated, life-course strategy to boost outcomes, which includes access to sexual and reproductive overall health solutions, as nicely as higher efforts and investment to accelerate progress in the poorest, fragile and conflict-impacted nations.

Connected hyperlinks

  • A76/five International Technique for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Wellness (2016–2030) Report by the Director-Common
  • Connected progress reports

Member States urge WHO to hold momentum on operate to avoid and respond to sexual misconduct

Committee B this afternoon discussed the Prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (Item 22.1) as element of the Overview of and update on matters regarded as by the Executive Board (Item 22, Pillar four)

The Committee heard the suggestions of the Programme, Spending budget and Administration Committee of the Executive Board and the Committee’s Chair opened the floor. Australia spoke on behalf of 61 Member States from across WHO’s regions Botswana spoke on behalf of the 47 African Area Member States Israel, India, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, United Kingdom of Good Britain and Northern Ireland, Kenya, the United States of America, South Africa, Maldives, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Peru also took the floor.

All speakers acknowledged the considerable progress created by WHO in tackling sexual misconduct and welcomed each the new Policy on Addressing Sexual Misconduct (PASM), launched in March 2023, and the 3-year technique to avoid and respond to sexual misconduct, launched in January this year. Member States highlighted the have to have for the conclusion of the situations relating to the response to the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2018-2019) which includes holding perpetrators to account and supporting victims and survivors comprehensively. They welcomed WHO’s transparency in publishing dashboards capturing each investigations and disciplinary action taken. They encouraged WHO to continue to make progress and lead by instance inside the UN technique. Member States stressed that stopping and responding to sexual misconduct is a shared duty and they will continue to help WHO.

The Director-Common thanked Member States for their help and reminded Member States that WHO is focusing on 4 locations: altering the organizational culture – a course of action that requires time getting protected and trusted reporting mechanisms in location guaranteeing swift and credible investigations and setting deadlines for the finish-to-finish course of action (200 days) and following a victim and survivor-centered strategy.

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A76/7 Rev.1
Consolidated report by the Director-Common

Prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
Report of the Programme, Spending budget and Administration Committee of the Executive Board to the Seventy-sixth Globe Wellness Assembly

Sustainable financing: feasibility of a replenishment mechanism

The Seventy-fifth Globe Wellness Assembly adopted the suggestions of the Operating Group on Sustainable Financing, requesting WHO to discover the feasibility of a replenishment mechanism to broaden additional the financing base. 

In response, WHO submitted an assessment of the feasibility of such replenishment mechanism. Member States noted the report and reaffirmed the have to have for extra sustainable, predictable and versatile financing of WHO. The report summarizes the evaluation of the six principles that are to serve as the basis for contemplating a WHO replenishment mechanism and proposes the main components of a initially “WHO investment round” to implement such a mechanism in 2024. 

Member States adopted a choice welcoming the continued work to sustainably finance WHO and requested a strategy for the Initially Investment Round in 2024, in closer consultation with Member States, for the EB in January 2024.

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A76/32, A76/40 and A76/40 Add.1 

Final results Report 2022, Economic report and audit for year ended 31 December 2022

Financing and implementation Programme Spending budget 22-23 and outlook of Programme Spending budget 24-25  

Member States welcomed the Results Report and the detailed operate identified therein. Further progress is necessary to obtain the triple billion targets towards attaining the overall health-associated Sustainable Improvement Targets and meeting other overall health challenges. 

The mid-term evaluation of the Programme Spending budget 2022–2023 shows that, despite the progress in 2022 towards the triple billion targets, outcomes and outputs, primarily based on the GPW 13 benefits framework, the globe is not on track to meet the targets.  While a lot has been accomplished, additional urgent action is necessary to obtain the ambitions. 

In addition, essential accomplishments and selected effect case research are highlighted in the report to exemplify how the Secretariat and Member States operate collectively to drive overall health effect at the nation level, exactly where it matters most. 

The Wellness Assembly noted the Final results Report.  

Member States also noted the reports on financing and implementation of the Programme Spending budget. Despite optimistic trends, as of 31 March 2023, the base programmes of WHO have a funding gap of US$ 443.eight million, right after which includes projections of voluntary contributions. The present gap is compounded by the challenge of persisting “pockets of poverty” – underscoring the urgent have to have for extra sustainable financing.  

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Final results Report 2022 (Programme price range 2022–2023: overall performance assessment)
Mid-term evaluation of implementation of the Programme price range 2022–2023 


Audited Economic Statements for the year ended 31 December 2022 


Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2022 


WHO reform
WHO presence in nations, territories and locations: 2023 report 

WHO’s Contribution towards overall health outcomes from the Final results Report 


Financing and implementation of the Programme price range 2022–2023 and outlook on financing of the Programme price range 2024–2025  


Financing and implementation of the Programme price range 2022–2023 and outlook on financing of the Programme price range 2024–2025
Reporting on operational efficiencies 

Delegates help sustaining momentum and innovations to finish TB 

Now delegates at the Seventy-sixth Globe Wellness Assembly participated in a Strategic Roundtable on Ending TB by 2030: Universal access to care, multisectoral collaboration, and innovations to accelerate progress and combat antimicrobial resistance.

TB, a treatable and curable communicable illness, remains a best infectious killer, claiming 1.six million lives and affecting millions of further lives and livelihoods annually.

Ministers of overall health, leaders from civil society, companion organizations and WHO shared initially-hand reflections on worldwide and national leadership and innovations to finish TB, as nicely as challenges and issues, which includes rising threats of antimicrobial resistance.

Dr Atul Gawande, Deputy Administrator, USAID and Ambassador Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN Workplace in Geneva, highlighted the value of developing stronger partnerships and integrating TB solutions into major overall health care.

Delegates heard stories of halted and reversed progress Dr Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel, Secretary of Wellness, Brazil noted declining prices of TB service coverage for the duration of the pandemic when also highlighting the have to have for shared duty and sources across sectors to tackle the core drivers of the TB epidemic.

There have been stories of resilience also Sylvia Masebo, Minister of Wellness, Zambia, which is 1 of the 30 higher TB burden nations, reported that the nation managed to preserve progress in spite of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and shared lessons discovered on how combating TB and COVID-19 could strengthen pandemic preparedness.  Mr Setiaji, Deputy Minister for Wellness Technologies, Indonesia described the country’s new revolutionary national overall health financing technique, its efforts to supply equitable TB solutions and the country’s commitment to advance TB investigation, in unique for new vaccine improvement.

Top rated leaders in the fight against TB noted the value of the political momentum in the lead up to the upcoming second UN Higher-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB which will take location in September. The HLM can supply the political impetus necessary to turn the tide in the fight against TB and speedy-track progress to attain the essential TB associated targets of the Sustainable Improvement Targets by 2030.

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