WHO donors in 2015 (US, UK, Gates Foundation, GAVI Alliance, National Philanthropic Trust): Setting the agenda for global public health?

In the run up to the 69th World Health Assembly, to be convened in Geneva from 23 May 2016 to 28 May 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) has prepared a document (A69/INF./3, 13 May 2016) entitled Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2015. Total voluntary contributions to WHO in 2015 amounted to $1,836,970,206 which represented a dip from the 2014 figure of $2,001,13,247.

WHA 69

WHA 69

WHA 69

WHO mission briefing on reform: State of play on World Health Forum, Independent Evaluation and Governance

On 1 July 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a Mission Briefing in Geneva for WHO delegates to discuss WHO reform.

21 submissions to the WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on R&D Financing

In response to the WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on R&D Financing's (CEWG) calls for submissions, 21 proposals were submitted to the CEWG in June 2011 for consideration by the CEWG at their second meeting (7-8 July 2011).

The general link to the WHO CEWG submissions page can be found here: http://www.who.int/phi/news/cewg_submissions/en/index.html

Reproduced below from the WHO CEWG page are links to all the proposals in the order they appear on the WHO page.

Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG)

WHO Executive Board Decision 129(8): WHO reform for a healthy future

On Wednesday, 25 May 2011, the 129th session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board approved Decision, EB129(8) on "WHO reform for a healthy future". Reproduced below is the text of the Decision which is yet to be published on the WHO website in all 6 UN languages.

EB129(8) WHO reform for a healthy future

The Executive Board,

Whither WHO reform? The future of the World Health Organization

On 11 March 2011, Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), convened an "informal advisory meeting" to review different approaches to "securing greater coherence in global health" and to further WHO's core function of "the directing and coordinating authority on international health work". A summary report of this informal advisory meeting and the WHO's background paper on "Global Health Governance and the WHO" can be found here: http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/WHOglobalhealthgovernancedraft.pdf

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