From Breakthroughs Blog: United Nations

GHTC/Taylor Capizola
Overheard at UNGA: Innovation paves path to universal health coverage

A busy week at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly winds to a close with key discussions surrounding the global economic returns of health R&D.

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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
One week of WHA, extensive debate, and two key R&D decisions

As happens every May, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) highest governing body, the World Health Assembly (WHA), met last week for its 69th annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The agenda was the most packed in recent memory, consisting of more than 70 discussion items, many of which were controversial. Despite the lengthy agenda and difficult conversations, the WHA made two key decisions impacting global health research and development (R&D).

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How did health research fare at the UN General Assembly?

After a busy week of negotiating police barricades and security checks in New York during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), we’re back in Washington, DC, with more thinking about the post-2015 development agenda and some reflections about what was heard throughout the week.

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