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Date of Baku session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe announced

Azerbaijan Materials 1 September 2011 14:13
Baku will host the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe on Sept.12-15, the WHO Regional office for Europe reported.
Date of Baku session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe announced

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 1 / Trend /

Baku will host the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe on Sept.12-15, the WHO Regional office for Europe reported.

Representatives from the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region will discuss issues such as development of the new European policy for health (Health 2020), governance of health in the 21st century and the health divide: European experiences in addressing the social determinants of health.

The session will also mull the strengthening of health systems in the WHO European Region, including a framework for strengthening public health capacities and services in Europe and the interim report on implementation of the Tallinn Charter and the way forward.

The session agenda also includes the discussion on action plans on noncommunicable diseases, alcohol, antibiotic resistance, multidrug- resistant/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS; a strategy on the WHO Regional Office for Europe's relations with countries; and a policy on WHO/Europe's geographically dispersed offices and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; WHO reform for a healthy future

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