Historical agreements at the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly

In her closing address Director-General Dr Margaret Chan praised delegates for consensus on issues that profoundly affect public health. Apart from discussions on unprecedented reforms at WHO, Member States reached agreements that expand the capacity of all countries to respond to pandemic influenza and other emergencies, strengthen health systems to improve access to quality care, tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, and give the world a better chance to reach the health-related MDGs.