WONCA and WHO News
Pan American Health Organization meeting on NCDs
The meeting, held May 7 and 8, brought together members of the CARMEN (Set of Actions for the Multisectoral Reduction of Non-communicable Diseases) network to discuss how to transform the declaration signed at last year's United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases into policies, programs, and concrete actions.
WHO on tobacco
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World
Health Organization made the key-note address at
the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, held in Singapore in March 2012. The address is titled “Galvanizing global action towards a tobacco-free world” and an edited version is reproduced here.
WHO executive board met in Geneva
Dr Luisa Pettigrew, Wonca Council representative for the United Kingdom took the opportunity to attend the World Health Organisation (WHO) 130th Executive Board meeting, in Geneva, from January 16–23, whilst undertaking an internship at WHO headquarters. Following are excerpts of her report to Wonca leaders on this meeting and her personal perspectives on the meeting and its issues.