WHO Executive Board assesses progress made by countries to prevent violence
28 January 2005 - Two years after the global launch of the WHO World report on violence and health, the WHO Executive Board formally discussed progress made towards implementation of the Report's recommendations in countries. Since late 2002, more than 40 countries have launched the World report on violence and health at national level, and have identified focal points for violence prevention in the ministry of health. Seventeen countries have developed or are in the process of developing national reports on violence and health. The WHO Executive Board, including representatives of the governments of Jamaica, Romania and Thailand, called upon Member States to continue to engage in efforts to further progress in this area.