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WHO’s work in ensuring healthy people at all stages of life

The FWC stand at the WHA 2012
WHO/Pierre Albouy

WHO's work to improve family and community health is key to achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 3 (promote gender equality and empower women), 4 (reduce child mortality), 5 (prevent early and unwanted pregnancy and improve maternal health), and 6 (combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases).

The Family, Women’s and Children’s Health (FWC) Cluster addresses the health needs of vulnerable populations at all stages of life, from pregnancy, birth through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older age.

This is the main message highlighted by WHO staff interacting with delegates visiting the FWC exhibit at the 2012 World Health Assembly.

An information sheet on the various activities undertaken by FWC in support of reaching the MDGs are handed out to representatives of ministries of health, technical partners and non-governmental organizations, as well as a CD containing key technical and strategic documents which are available in several languages..

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Last updated: 21 May 2012