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124th WHO Executive Board session

Date: 19-26 January 2009
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The WHO Executive Board's 124th session took place in Geneva from 19 to 26 January 2009.

Among the issues on the agenda were:

  • monitoring the achievements of the health-related Millennium Development Goals;
  • recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health;
  • agenda for action on primary health care;
  • WHO's role and responsibilities in health research;
  • draft code of practice on health personnel recruitment.

The Executive Board is composed of 34 members technically qualified in the field of health. Members are elected for three-year terms.

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Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, and Dr Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group.
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    Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, and Dr Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group
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