WHO member states endorsed the global body to lead the health cluster in humanitarian emergencies. The resolution calls on donors to provide sufficient funds for health activities. It also urges the organization to provide humanitarian partners “predictable support” in the form of rapid assessments, development of strategies and action plans, and health monitoring.
Member states also agreed to reduce global deaths from NCDs by 25 percent come 2025, although no specific targets have been set yet. A meeting will be held end of October to complete the global monitoring framework.
In addition, member states approved a draft resolution calling for international cooperation against the proliferation of “substandard, spurious, falsely-labelled, falsified or counterfeit” health supplies. This comes as different mediums such as the Internet become available for its distribution.
The 65th session of the assembly took place May 21-26 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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