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Sixty-third World Health Assembly

Date: 17–21 May 2010
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The Sixty-third session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva during 17–21 May 2010. At this session, the Health Assembly discussed a number of public health issues, including:

  • implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005);
  • monitoring of the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals;
  • strategies to reduce the harmful use of alcohol; and
  • counterfeit medical products.

The Health Assembly also discussed the programme budget, administration and management matters of WHO.

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Commentary

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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