According to the Constitution of WHO, the first function of the Organization is to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work. Owing to the gradual influx of various partners in the health arena, WHO, although remaining important, has seemingly lost its preeminent leading role.
There is a growing realization that public health may be affected by trade and the rules set out in international trade agreements. Trade can affect health both positively and negatively.
The recent UN High level meeting on non communicable diseases (NCDs) and the ensuing Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs acknowledged the NCD epidemic and its impact upon both developed and developing countries.
Session Outline Plenary session PL05, Friday, April 20 2012, 09:00-10:30, Room 2 Chair: Nicolas Clark, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Double Burden of Malnutrition: Hub in French-Speaking Africa Helene Delisle, Department of Nutrition, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada The Right to an Adequate Diet: The Agriculture-Food-Health Nexus Olivier de Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on […]
Health related accountability mechanisms are critical to achieve more health outcomes for the money that is spend. There has been increased global attention to this. However, unless accountability efforts happen at the front line, we will not achieve increased health outcomes of well-intended interventions.