The WHO essential diagnostic list: a tool for the future.

 Prof Adrian Newland on what the WHO essential diagnostic list mean for the future .  The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE-IVD) was set up in 2017 to develop a list of essential diagnostic tests to complement the essential medicines list that has been available for over 40 […]

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Equitable access to global health and development internship

Julia Symons and Brian Adams examine the importance of equitable internship in global health and development in light of the recent World Health Assembly resolution.  In May, the World Health Assembly – the highest decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) – passed a resolution committing the organization to reform of its internship programme. Crucially, […]

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The fight against NCDs: multi sectoral convergence as a ‘best buy’

The recently concluded 71st World Health Assembly brought a spotlight on NCDs.  Dr Lisa Murphy and Dr. Lujain Al-Qodmani discuss the NCD dialogues at the 71st WHA and what this means for global health . Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and the burden they have on populations and health systems across the globe, have been a recent […]

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Climate change and health at WHA71: an environment for action

The recently concluded 71st World Health Assembly provides an unprecedented environment for action to act on climate change. Alice McGushin  & Yassen Tcholakov talk about their hopes on the WHO to exert hard diplomacy on climate change for health . The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised climate change as the “defining issue of the […]

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