Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Looking Ahead

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Looking Ahead

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12 January: Launch of Global Plan for Artemisinin Resistance Containment. Through this plan, WHO and partners urge countries to contain or eliminate resistance to artemisinins, to preserve the efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). It comes two months after the release of the Global report on antimalarial drug efficacy and drug resistance: 2000-2010. Available from: http://www.who.int/malaria/diagnosis_treatment/resistance

17-25 January: WHO's Executive Board meeting in Geneva. The Board is made up of 34 health experts, each one designated by a Member State elected for a three-year term by the World Health Assembly. Issues up for discussion include: the eradication of guinea-worm disease, the global immunization strategy and the sharing of influenza viruses among countries.

25-29 January: Prince Mahidol Award Conference/Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Bangkok, Thailand. The theme is "Reviewing progress, renewing commitments to health workers towards MDGs and beyond." For the first time, awards will be presented to commend and recognize individual health workers for their exceptional contributions to health. …

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