World Blood Donor Day

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The first World Blood Donor Day was observed in 2004, which was followed by its designation as an annual global event by the fifty-eighth World Health Assembly in 2005. World Blood Donor Day is now celebrated each year throughout the world on 14 June to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and to recognize the contribution of voluntary … Read More

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World No Tobacco Day

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Tobacco – a threat to development Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” About the campaign It will demonstrate … Read More

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70th World Health Assembly

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The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed … Read More

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Global Adolescent Health Conference

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The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), along with Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are pleased to host the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a Generation, an international conference around timely issues and exciting solutions in adolescent health for the … Read More

Margaret ArbogastGlobal Adolescent Health Conference

World Health Day

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World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of 2017’s World Health day campaign is depression. Depression affects people of all ages, from … Read More

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Poll: Who should be the next WHO Director-General?

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A new Director-General for the WHO will be voted on by UN Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May. It is the first year that the vote is open to the organization’s entire 194 country membership instead of just the Executive Board. Following in this spirit of transparency, we at GBCHealth thought it might be interesting to offer … Read More

Margaret ArbogastPoll: Who should be the next WHO Director-General?