An international summit in Paris to debate reforms of the global financial system to meet the threat of climate change was billed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a chance for “a new Bretton Woods moment”. It was, he said, an opportunity for “governments to come together, re-examine and re-configure the global financial architecture for […] Continue reading ->
Three multilateral development banks and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of an investment platform on Thursday aimed at supporting low and middle-income countries to build their primary healthcare (PHC) services via grants and concessional loans. PHC is widely recognised as the most effective way to improve health and well-being, and the recent […] Continue reading ->
The World Health Assembly has re-elected India to serve as WHO’s external auditor for the next four years – but there was a steep price tag attached to this year’s appointment. WHO will pay nearly $1 million for India’s services over the coming three-year term of 2024-2027  – amounting to US$ 2.268 million, according to […] Continue reading ->
The European Union (EU) has prioritised “common good” proposals and “legal provisions” in its initial text-based proposals for the pandemic accord, according to a rationale published alongside these proposals. Both documents were initially published late Monday on the Delegation of the European Union to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva page of the […] Continue reading ->
Spinal cord injuries, brain damage, burns, limb amputations and complex limb trauma are some of the new rehabilitation challenges caused by the war in Ukraine, Dr Volodymyr Golyk, a World Health Organization (WHO) officer dealing with disability and rehabilitation in Ukraine, told a WHO Europe media briefing on Tuesday. Prior to the war, Ukrainians already […] Continue reading ->