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[afro-nets] The future of financing for WHO

  • From: "Claudio Schuftan" <cschuftan@phmovement.org>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:21:39 +0700

Cross posted from: EQUIDAD@listserv.paho.org

The future of financing for WHO

Report of an informal consultation convened by the Director-General
Geneva, Switzerland, 12–13 January 2010

World Health OrganizationWHO/DGO/2010.1

PDF [32p.] English [pdf 228kb]<http://www.who.int/dg/who_futurefinancing2010_en.pdf>

French [pdf 683kb] <http://www.who.int/dg/who_futurefinancing2010_fr.pdf>

Spanish [pdf 768kb] <http://www.who.int/dg/who_futurefinancing2010_es.pdf>

“…..From 12-13 January 2010, the Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan convened an informal consultation on the future of financing for WHO. The consultation brought together senior officials and ministers from ministries of health, development cooperation, finance and foreign affairs speaking in their personal capacity.

The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity to review the new landscape in which WHO works and to link this with a discussion about how WHO can define its core business more precisely, and what needs to be done to put the Organization on a more secure and sustainable financial footing in the future.

The meeting did not aim to reach definitive conclusions or consensus. Rather, it was conducted as a strategic conversation: identifying key issues in relation to WHO’s work at global and country level; acknowledging differences of opinion where they exist; and charting a way forward that will initially widen the circle of Member States involved in the discussion, and ultimately bring the debate into the more formal ambit of WHO’s Governing Bodies.

The report, following the introduction, is in two parts. The first provides an overview of the issues discussed. To give readers not present at the meeting a feel for how these were presented, it takes the form of the Director-General’s address at the opening of the meeting. The next section summarizes key themes from the discussion ….”

Ruggiero, Mrs. Ana Lucia (WDC)