On 28 January 2016, the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) discussed the Framework on integrated people-centred health services.
The Framework received broad support to be noted by the 69th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) that will take place in May 2016; furthermore its accompanying draft resolution was approved as amended by the EB.
Both the Framework and its accompanying draft resolution received positive feedback during the discussion. Numerous member states expressed their support, emphasizing the need for an integrated, people-centred approach to organizing, managing and delivering health services around the world.
The draft resolution to support the Framework was proposed to the Executive Board by the Minister of Health of Liberia with support from Andorra, Chile, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg and Thailand.
The final list of Member States that expressed their support for the the Framework at the EB includes, in addition to the member states mentioned above: Canada, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Jordan (on EMRO’s behalf), Kuwait, Namibia (on AFRO’s behalf), Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sweden on behalf of Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) and the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), the UK and the USA.