8 takeaways from the 70th World Health Assembly

by Jenny Lei Ravelo
Devex, 31 May 2017

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It has been nearly two weeks of intense debates on global health at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Several resolutions were adopted by member states, including on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention, the integration and prevention of, and care for deafness and hearing loss in government health frameworks, and a global action plan responding to dementia. There were also several discussions on the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation, or CEPI, and non-communicable diseases. For those who were not able to attend this year’s meetings, which ran from May 22 to 31, here are the main takeaways.

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