Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 6, Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations. Chapter 5, World Health Organization (WHO)
In 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) continued to implement its corporate strategy towards reducing excess mortality, morbidity and disability; promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing health risk factors; developing health systems that were equitable and responsive to demands; and developing an enabling policy and institutional environment in the health sector and promoting an effective health dimension to development policy. WHO launched the Country Focus Initiative to improve its capacity to implement the strategy at the country level. The World Health Assembly, WHO's governing body, at its fifty-fifth session (Geneva, 13-18 May), adopted resolutions on health and sustainable development; WHO's contribution to follow-up of the UN General Assembly 2001 special session on HIV/AIDS (see p. 1217) and to the development goals of the 2000 United Nations Millennium Declaration, adopted in General Assembly resolution 55/2 [YUN 2000, p. 51]; access to essential medicines; protection of medical missions during armed conflict; global public health response to natural occurrence, accidental release or deliberate use of biological and chemical agents or radio-nuclear material that affected health; mental health; diet, physical activity and health; and infant and young child nutrition. The one hundred and ninth session of the WHO Executive Board (Geneva, 14-21 January) endorsed the strategy on diet, physical activity and health; adopted resolutions to strengthen mental health and access to essential medicines; and recommended to the World Health Assembly for adoption resolutions on the global public health response to the deliberate use of chemical and biological agents that caused harm. At its one hundred and tenth session (Geneva, 20-21 May), the Board discussed the assessment of health systems performance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (see p. 1217); and various staffing matters. In 2002, WHO membership increased to 192; there were also two associate members and four observers.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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