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WHO Health Emergencies Programme

Following the deliberations of the Executive Board in January 2016, the Director General, Deputy Director-General and Regional Directors of the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement committing to urgently reform the emergency work of WHO in a comprehensive way “through the establishment of one single Programme, with one workforce, one budget, one set of rules and processes and one clear line of authority” and “an independent mechanism of assessment and monitoring of the performance of the Organization, reporting to the governing bodies”.

Progress reports


30 March 2016


Statements