Human Genomics in Global Health

Human genomics in global health

WHO's Human Genomics in Global Health initiative aims to provide information and raise awareness within the health sector, governments and the wider public on the health challenges and opportunities within the rapidly developing science of human genomics.

The initiative on Human Genomics in Global Health builds on the previous work of the Human Genetics programme and the Initiative on Genomics & Public Health. It is under the responsibility of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety working across the Organization, with WHO Collaborating Centres, NGOs and other international organizations active in this field. Embedded in the mandate provided by WHO Member States, it aims to share information and to develop innovative approaches in the field of human genetics and genomics.

News and events

The American Society of Human Genetics Conference (ASHG), Vancouver, 18-22 October 2016

Human Variome Project (HVP) Consortium meeting, Paris, 1-3 June 2016

European Human Genetics Conference (ESHG) - May 2016

WHA Resolutions on Human Genomics and related areas


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