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News for January 2017

Resolution on Promoting the Health of Refugees and Migrants

31 January 2017

Following lengthy discussions, Member States adopted a draft resolution on Promoting the Health of Refugees and Migrants on 31 January, the penultimate day of the Executive Board meeting.

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Update from the 140th meeting of the WHO Executive Board

30 January 2017

Following the announcement that rheumatic heart disease will be included as an Agenda Item at the next Executive Board Meeting (‘EB 141’) in May, sessions during the first half of the week at EB 140 have focused on health systems, communicable diseases, the WHO budget and discussions around the appointment of the next WHO Director-General.

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EB140 Q&A on the Global Shortage of Medicines and Vaccines

29 January 2017

EB140 Q&A on the Global Shortage of Medicines and Vaccines

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NCD Alliance praise for Updated Appendix 3

28 January 2017

On Saturday the NCD Alliance – of which the World Heart Federation is a founding member – delivered a statement on the recently updated Appendix 3. An annex to the Global Action Plan on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Appendix 3 is a list of NCD interventions and policies which WHO has defined as cost-effective.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community - Summary Day 4

26 January 2017

On the final day of the conference ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community’, the focus of sessions turned to existing global, regional and national initiatives tackling RHD.

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Breaking News – Global RHD debate confirmed at WHO Executive Board

24 January 2017

The 140th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board – also known as ‘EB 140’ – began today in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Investigative journalist turns attention to worldwide penicillin shortage

23 January 2017

An award winning international journalist has received a major grant to investigate the worldwide shortage of Benzathine Penicillin G (BPG).

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community - Summary Day 3

17 January 2017

Discussions on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) prevention and screening, pathology, and RHD management were the focus on Sunday 15 January, the second full day of ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molec

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Fiji launches “Benza” campaign highlighting importance of treatment… even if you feel well!

16 January 2017

The Fiji RHD Control Program recently launched the "Benza" (benzathine penicillin G) campaign to highlight the importance of ongoing treatment for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community - Summary Day 2

16 January 2017

Saturday 14 January marked the official opening of ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community’, a meeting convened by the Aswan Heart Ce

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