72nd World Health Assembly Opening speech by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
This is the opening speech of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization on 20th of May 2019 at the 72nd World Health Assembly.
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States, and it focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
Heart Attack Rewind: WHO raises awareness of the dangers of trans fat
Trans fat causes over 500,000 deaths every year, yet is completely replaceable and doesn’t alter the cost or taste of food. This 30-second video demonstrates the harmful effects of trans fat in food and cooking and its link to cardiovascular disease. This video can be used to raise awareness of the dangers of trans fat among the general public and to help encourage a supportive civic environment for trans fat elimination policies.
Contingency Fund for Emergencies - Enabling quick action to save lives
The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) enables WHO to quickly respond to disease outbreaks and humanitarian crises with health consequences before other donor funding is mobilized. This can stop a health emergency from spiralling out of control, saving resources and lives. So far the CFE has enabled WHO to get quick starts on around 60 disease outbreaks, humanitarian crises and natural disasters, allocating more than US$ 77 million. In 2018, nearly US$ 38 million was released by the CFE allowing WHO to support health emergencies in 29 countries.
ВОЗ: ЛЕКАРСТВА БЕЗ ВРЕДА
Все, включая, пациентов и медицинских работников , должны вносить свой вклад в обеспечение безопасности лекарственных средств. Этот видеоматериал подготовлен в рамках кампании ВОЗ, направленной на снижение вреда, связанного с приемом лекарств, путем совершенствования методов работы и сокращения случаев ошибок, связанных с применением лекарственных средств.
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A safer road for others is a safer road for you
About 3,700 people are killed every day on the world’s roads, and tens of thousands are seriously injured. The Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019) highlights the need for more effective leadership for road safety to accelerate action to save lives. In this video World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros notes that “a safer road for others is a safer road for you”; he calls upon all of us to play our part in making the roads safe for everyone.
Clean care for all - It's in your hands! WHO global hand hygiene campaign day - 5 May 2019
This WHO video provides promotional and instructional messages for the 5 May 2019 SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign - people can use this video at their events on or around 5 May 2018 to stimulate engagement and infection prevention and control and hand hygiene action in support of "clear care for all" and quality "health for all". These important messages are provided by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusand, Director General WHO, and Professor Didier Pittet, Director WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety and Infection Control in Geneva.”