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May 18, 2018 Eastern Mediterranean Publication

Developing patient safety system using WHO tool in hospitals in Oman

Oman is progressively implementing the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Iniciative (PSFHI), a tool formulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to achieve optimal patient safety in hospitals. This paper  describes its implementation in selected government and private hospitals in Oman and analyses the performance of four hospitals whose implementations of PSFHI were assessed by WHO. 

May 7, 2018 Global Publication

Defining the global health system and systematically mapping its network of actors

The global health system has faced significant expansion over the past few decades, including continued increase in both the number and diversity of actors operating within it. However, without a stronger understanding of what the global health system encompasses, coordination of actors and resources to addres today´s global health challenges will not be possible

Oct. 13, 2017 Europe Publication

Towards an overarching European health information system

A european health information system (HIS) supports learning between member states through international comparisons. In addition, it informs international policy agendas. Collaboration between the major stakeholders, most importantly the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO-euro), teh European Commission and OECD, is important for member states, as this will contribute to better and more efficiently produced health intelligence. This paper focuses on this "supra-internationa" collaboration.

July 21, 2016 Africa News

WHO supports Seychelles on People-Centred Care

WHO supported a two day symposium on 15th and 16th of July 2016 in the Seychelles, which aimed to familiarize health care team with the concepts of patient-centred care, and agree on the application of patient-centred care mechanisms, taking cognizance of the Seychelles context. The symposium was attended by 180 participants, drawn from the respective health professions, policy makers in health, patient care groups, and media stakeholders. The facilitation was led by Dr. Delanyo Dovlo, Director of Health Systems and Services in AFRO and included Nuria Toro Polanco from WHO/Geneva Service Delivery team. 

The symposium was opened by the Minister of Health Mrs. Mitcy Larue, who highlighted the need for person-centredness in provision of services and attainment of the health goals of the Seychellois people. Minister Larue highlighted the need to understand that the person is a full participant in the process of designing and providing health care.

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June 21, 2016 Global Publication

Speech from Margaret Chan on IPCHS

From 23 to 25 May 2016, the International Foundation for Integrated Care and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain, organized the 16th International Conference on Integrated Care. 

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, delivered an opening speech. Dr. Chan emphasized that, in order to achieve the sustainable development goals, we need to shift our traditional bio-medical health models to an integrated, people-centred health model. She sets out the importance of this shift within the context of current health challenges and sets out the goals for the global movement for change.

June 14, 2016 Global News

#IntegratedCare4People - help us spread the word

Help us spread the word about the Framework on integrated people-centred health services and its web platform by using the hashtag #IntegratedCare4People on your social media accounts.

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Main hashtag: #IntegratedCare4People

Additional hashtags to link to related health conversations: #UHC, #SDGs, #integratedcare, #HealthForAll, #globalhealth, #primaryhealthcare, #healthsystems

Suggested messages:

#IntegratedCare4People is central to #UCH and reaching the #SDGs

What if #health was organized around people's needs rather than diseases? #IntegratedCare4People

Placing people at the heart of #healthservices and #health systems with #IntegratedCare4People

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June 7, 2016 Global News

World Health Assembly approves Framework

From 23 to 28 May 2016, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) met in Geneva for the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and approved with overwhelming support the resolution “strengthening integrated, people-centred health services” that supports the Framework on integrated, people-centred health services (IPCHS).

The Resolution was proposed by Andorra, Chile, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Luxembourg and Thailand as co-sponsoring countries and received additional inputs from India, Zimbabwe and Canada. During the discussions, the resolution received support and statements from various member states, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Member States of the Americas (represented by Chile), China, Costa Rica, the Nordic and Baltic countries (represented by Estonia), Germany, the Member States of the African region (represented by Guinea), Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Slovakia, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and Zimbabwe.

This important milestone gives the WHO the official mandate ...

May 26, 2016 Global Event

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69)

The sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69) will take place in Geneva from 23-28 May 2016. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programe budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

The topics that will be covered this year are: Responding to health emergencies, Violence Women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, Ageing and health, Maternal, infant and young child nutrition, Childhood obesity, Noncommunicable diseases, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Health effects of air pollution, Antimicrobial resistance, Poliomyelitis, Health of migrants, Global shortage of medicines, Safety and accessibility of children’s medication, Communicable diseases.

For the full speech see link below. For the news release: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/sixty-ninth-world-health-assembly-opens ...

May 26, 2016 Global Publication

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69)

The sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva from the 23rd to the 28th of May, that 3500 delegates from WHO’s 194 Member States – including a large proportion of the world’s health ministers - are attending.

It began with a a discussion on WHO reform and a general plenary discussion about “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Over the next days, delegates will discuss a wide range of agenda items, including decisions relating to WHO’s response to health emergencies and the International Health Regulations, noncommunicable diseases and factors that can put people at risk of these diseases – or reduce their level of risk. Important decisions will be made relating to childhood obesity and maternal, child and young child nutrition, as well as air pollution, tobacco control, violence and road safety.

As part of the global drive to support and strengthen health systems, delegates ...

May 20, 2015 Global Partner

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO began when their Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.

Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

These are our main areas of work:

  • Health systems
  • Promoting health through the life-course
  • Noncommunicable diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Corporate services
  • Preparedness, surveillance and response.

We support countries as they coordinate the efforts of multiple sectors of the government and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and private sector – to attain their health objectives and support their national health policies and strategies.

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