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Seventy-sixth Globe Overall health Assembly – Everyday update: 25 Could 2023


May 25, 2023

Progress and challenges in women’s, children’s and adolescent well being

The Globe Overall health Assembly delegates in Committee A discussed progress against the Worldwide Method for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Overall health (2016-2030). For the duration of the discussion, which took location more than two days, drawing comments from a higher quantity of Member States, the delegates strongly reiterated their commitment to the Method as a priority for worldwide well being and expressed alarm about stalling progress in enhancing maternal and newborn survival.

The Director-General’s report on the Method presented to the Globe Overall health Assembly expressed alarm that maternal mortality prices have stagnated considering the fact that 2016. In addition, if existing trends continue, it stated, 54 nations will fall quick of meeting the Sustainable Improvement Target (SDG) target for beneath-5 mortality and 63 nations will not realize the SDG target for neonatal mortality. Levels of violence against females and girls stay alarmingly higher, although mental well being challenges represent an growing well being threat for adolescents.

Delegates emphasized the value of an integrated, life-course strategy to increase outcomes, which includes access to sexual and reproductive well being solutions, as nicely as higher efforts and investment to accelerate progress in the poorest, fragile and conflict-impacted nations.

Associated hyperlinks

  • A76/five Worldwide Method for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Overall health (2016–2030) Report by the Director-Common
  • Associated progress reports

Member States urge WHO to hold momentum on operate to stop and respond to sexual misconduct

Committee B this afternoon discussed the Prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (Item 22.1) as component of the Overview of and update on matters thought of by the Executive Board (Item 22, Pillar four)

The Committee heard the suggestions of the Programme, Spending budget and Administration Committee of the Executive Board and the Committee’s Chair opened the floor. Australia spoke on behalf of 61 Member States from across WHO’s regions Botswana spoke on behalf of the 47 African Area Member States Israel, India, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, United Kingdom of Terrific Britain and Northern Ireland, Kenya, the United States of America, South Africa, Maldives, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Peru also took the floor.

All speakers acknowledged the considerable progress created by WHO in tackling sexual misconduct and welcomed each the new Policy on Addressing Sexual Misconduct (PASM), launched in March 2023, and the 3-year technique to stop and respond to sexual misconduct, launched in January this year. Member States highlighted the have to have for the conclusion of the instances relating to the response to the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2018-2019) which includes holding perpetrators to account and supporting victims and survivors comprehensively. They welcomed WHO’s transparency in publishing dashboards capturing each investigations and disciplinary action taken. They encouraged WHO to continue to make progress and lead by instance inside the UN program. Member States stressed that stopping and responding to sexual misconduct is a shared duty and they will continue to assistance WHO.

The Director-Common thanked Member States for their assistance and reminded Member States that WHO is focusing on 4 locations: altering the organizational culture – a method that requires time possessing protected and trusted reporting mechanisms in location making sure swift and credible investigations and setting deadlines for the finish-to-finish method (200 days) and following a victim and survivor-centered strategy.

Associated hyperlinks

A76/7 Rev.1
Consolidated report by the Director-Common

Prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
Report of the Programme, Spending budget and Administration Committee of the Executive Board to the Seventy-sixth Globe Overall health Assembly

Sustainable financing: feasibility of a replenishment mechanism

The Seventy-fifth Globe Overall health Assembly adopted the suggestions of the Functioning Group on Sustainable Financing, requesting WHO to discover the feasibility of a replenishment mechanism to broaden additional the financing base. 

In response, WHO submitted an assessment of the feasibility of such replenishment mechanism. Member States noted the report and reaffirmed the have to have for additional sustainable, predictable and versatile financing of WHO. The report summarizes the evaluation of the six principles that are to serve as the basis for thinking about a WHO replenishment mechanism and proposes the key components of a initial “WHO investment round” to implement such a mechanism in 2024. 

Member States adopted a choice welcoming the continued work to sustainably finance WHO and requested a program for the 1st Investment Round in 2024, in closer consultation with Member States, for the EB in January 2024.

Associated hyperlinks

A76/32, A76/40 and A76/40 Add.1 

Benefits Report 2022, Economic report and audit for year ended 31 December 2022

Financing and implementation Programme Spending budget 22-23 and outlook of Programme Spending budget 24-25  

Member States welcomed the Results Report and the detailed operate located therein. Further progress is necessary to realize the triple billion targets towards attaining the well being-connected Sustainable Improvement Targets and meeting other well being challenges. 

The mid-term critique of the Programme Spending budget 2022–2023 shows that, despite the progress in 2022 towards the triple billion targets, outcomes and outputs, primarily based on the GPW 13 benefits framework, the globe is not on track to meet the targets.  While a lot has been accomplished, additional urgent action is necessary to realize the targets. 

In addition, important accomplishments and selected effect case research are highlighted in the report to exemplify how the Secretariat and Member States operate collectively to drive well being effect at the nation level, exactly where it matters most. 

The Overall health Assembly noted the Benefits Report.  

Member States also noted the reports on financing and implementation of the Programme Spending budget. Despite optimistic trends, as of 31 March 2023, the base programmes of WHO have a funding gap of US$ 443.eight million, soon after which includes projections of voluntary contributions. The existing gap is compounded by the challenge of persisting “pockets of poverty” – underscoring the urgent have to have for additional sustainable financing.  

Associated hyperlinks


Benefits Report 2022 (Programme spending budget 2022–2023: functionality assessment)
Mid-term critique of implementation of the Programme spending budget 2022–2023 


Audited Economic Statements for the year ended 31 December 2022 


Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2022 


WHO reform
WHO presence in nations, territories and locations: 2023 report 

WHO’s Contribution towards well being outcomes from the Benefits Report 


Financing and implementation of the Programme spending budget 2022–2023 and outlook on financing of the Programme spending budget 2024–2025  


Financing and implementation of the Programme spending budget 2022–2023 and outlook on financing of the Programme spending budget 2024–2025
Reporting on operational efficiencies 

Delegates assistance sustaining momentum and innovations to finish TB 

These days delegates at the Seventy-sixth Globe Overall health Assembly participated in a Strategic Roundtable on Ending TB by 2030: Universal access to care, multisectoral collaboration, and innovations to accelerate progress and combat antimicrobial resistance.

TB, a treatable and curable communicable illness, remains a prime infectious killer, claiming 1.six million lives and affecting millions of more lives and livelihoods annually.

Ministers of well being, leaders from civil society, companion organizations and WHO shared initial-hand reflections on worldwide and national leadership and innovations to finish TB, as nicely as challenges and issues, which includes growing threats of antimicrobial resistance.

Dr Atul Gawande, Deputy Administrator, USAID and Ambassador Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN Workplace in Geneva, highlighted the value of developing stronger partnerships and integrating TB solutions into major well being care.

Delegates heard stories of halted and reversed progress Dr Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel, Secretary of Overall health, Brazil noted declining prices of TB service coverage for the duration of the pandemic although also highlighting the have to have for shared duty and sources across sectors to tackle the core drivers of the TB epidemic.

There have been stories of resilience as well Sylvia Masebo, Minister of Overall health, Zambia, which is a single of the 30 higher TB burden nations, reported that the nation managed to retain progress regardless of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and shared lessons discovered on how combating TB and COVID-19 could strengthen pandemic preparedness.  Mr Setiaji, Deputy Minister for Overall health Technologies, Indonesia described the country’s new revolutionary national well being financing technique, its efforts to offer equitable TB solutions and the country’s commitment to advance TB investigation, in distinct for new vaccine improvement.

Best leaders in the fight against TB noted the value of the political momentum in the lead up to the upcoming second UN Higher-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB which will take location in September. The HLM can offer the political impetus necessary to turn the tide in the fight against TB and quickly-track progress to attain the vital TB connected targets of the Sustainable Improvement Targets by 2030.

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