Mounting political tensions between the United States and the embattled Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro, including a proliferation of crippling US sanctions, are being played out in the halls of the 72nd World Health Assembly, marred by walkouts and finger-pointing by the two adversaries. Image Credits: WHO/PAHO, John Zarocostas. Continue reading ->
From preventive screening to the quality of nursing care and the structure of national insurance systems, patients face multiple barriers to cancer prevention, treatment and care, said a high-level panel of experts at a side event on the margins of this week’s World Health Assembly (20-28 May). Image Credits: UnternehmerTUM/@birdyfoto.de. Continue reading ->
A side event yesterday on the margins of the World Health Assembly launched two new digital health initiatives, while a panel of speakers from government, industry and civil society described how the digital health revolution can help achieve universal health coverage. Image Credits: PATH, G20 Health & Development Partnership. Continue reading ->
Health is about political leadership, partnership and people, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said today in his opening address of the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, adding that these three priorities must guide discussions not only this week, but throughout the next year. Image Credits: WHO/Laurent Cipriani. Continue reading ->