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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Sports for Health Conference Incorporating the 4th Annual Meeting of Football is Medicine

#Sport4Healthhas invited leading scientists, representatives from international, national sports organizations and governments from over 20 countries to share perspectives on how to maximize the contribution of sport to improve health and wellbeing. #Sport4Health conference will also host the 4th Annual Meeting of Football is Medicine. Delegates will debate, share knowledge and experiences from research, policy and practice in community-based sport for health across diverse global contexts, as well as examine the legacy of sport mega events. A new co-authored report on sports mega events and healthy lifestyles will be released during the conference.

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The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD)

The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) convenes coalition members annually to facilitate conversations between researchers, the World Health Organization, country programme managers, implementers and donors. Working groups comprised of NTD experts from across the coalition lead conversations and identify key research priorities at COR-NTD meetings called Research Links throughout the year. These conversations, which culminate at the Annual Meeting, play an important role in establishing the NTD research agenda.

4 October 2022

17th meeting of the Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG)

The Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) will meet for its 17th session from 3–6 October 2022

3 October 2022

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

This meeting for the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) will be help from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 March 2021 inclusive.How do I register ?Participation at the meeting is by invitation only. IF you have not received an invitational email and would like to attend, please contact: sageexecsec@who.int.Where is the meeting?The meeting is likely to be a virtual meeting. More details to follow.Where can I stay during the meeting?A list of accommodation options are available from sageexecsec@who.int and will be communicated to you upon registration approval.Meeting materialsMaterials for this meeting such as a draft agenda, provisional list of participants and background documents will be made available nearer the time.

3 October 2022

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Upcoming performances of The Vanishing Point: a journey into blindness and perception written and performed by Christopher Bailey

Join WHO Arts and Health Lead Christopher Bailey for r two special performances of this seminal work exploring the science of perception, recovery and transcendence of loss and the healing power of the arts. Washington DC performanceMonday October 3rd, 8:30 pmRodham Institute, George Washington University, in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences Register here for this free event New York City performance Wednesday October 5th, 7:30 pmStella Adler StudioRegister here for this free eventExcerpt from The Vanishing Point

3 October 2022

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Second round of public hearings in relation to a new international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

Two compilations of video statements will be broadcast from the WHO website. One will air on 29 September 2022 and the other on 30 September 2022.

29 September 2022

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Webinar series: the problem with the formula milk industry

Webinar 2: Should health professional associations refuse industry funding?About this series:For decades, the formula milk industry has aggressively marketed their products – despite the negative impact on child and maternal health and human rights, and despite an International Code agreed by all countries to restrict this marketing. Formula milk companies don’t just target parents in their marketing. They also systematically target the people parents often trust the most – their health professionals – to influence their beliefs, training and advice. Join the World Health Organization (WHO), The BMJ, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and Children in All Policies 2030 (CAP2030) in a webinar series that will expose industry marketing tactics to influence health professionals. Webinar 1 will hear from health professionals about their experiences of formula milk marketing and ideas for how to counter it. Webinar 2 will explore the role of health professional associations in using their voice and power to take a stand.  Webinar 2: Should health professional associations refuse industry funding? Thursday 29 September 2022 09h00-10h15 EST (Washington)14h00-15h15 BST (London/Brazzaville) 15h00-16h15 CET (Geneva/Cairo)18h30-19h45 IST (New Delhi)21h00-22h15 PHST (Manila)Register here: https://bmj.zoom.us/j/83139372057?pwd=bkF1R3FYOEpKNzdSOHdPSEpCdGlNQT09Following the webinar, the webinars will be uploaded onto YouTube and the link will be available here. Please share this information and use the hashtag #EndExploitativeMarketing Learn more about formula milk marketing

29 September 2022

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World Rabies Day 2022

2022 year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “One Health, Zero Death”.

28 September 2022

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Rural Proofing for Health: Pre-Conference Forum at the 13th OECD Rural Development Conference

The importance of delivering effective health services in rural communities has been clearly exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO is collaborating with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), World Organization of Family Doctors Working Party on Rural Practice (Rural WONCA), and other partners on methods to improve the health of rural populations who may experience inequitable access to quality health services and adverse social and environmental determinants of health.The theme of the 13th OECD Rural Development Conference is Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places. This joint WHO-OECD pre-conference forum will engage national authorities and partners to address the entry points, challenges and possible partnerships for the systematic application of a rural lens to health policies, strategies, plans and programmes to ensure rural needs, contexts and opportunities are considered.Greetings and introduction:WHO: Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Health EquityOECD: Betty-Ann Bryce, Senior Policy Analyst, Regional and Rural Policy Unit, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions & CitiesRoundtable:Moderated by Tatjana Buzeti, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, SloveniaEuropean Commission: Katarzyna Ptak-Bufkens, Policy Officer, DG-SANTE, and Alexia Rouby, Policy Coordinator, Long-term Vision for Rural Areas, DG-AGRINew Zealand: Barbara Kuriger, Member of the New Zealand Parliament and the Agriculture Spokesperson for National PartyAustralia: Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart, National Rural Health CommissionerIreland: Liam Glynn, Professor of General Practice at the University of Limerick School of Medicine and Breda Crehan-Roche, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare WestUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Cathy Lavery, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, and Aidan Campbell, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Rural Community Network, Northern IrelandItaly: Sabrina Lucatelli, Senior Policy Expert, Department for Cohesion Policy, Italian Presidency of the CouncilUnited States of America: Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesDiscussion and statements from the floor:Facilitated by Rural WONCA: Bruce Chater, Chair, Working Party on Rural Practice of the World Organisation of Family DoctorsClose and next steps:OECD: Dorothee Allain-Dupre, Head of Regional Development and Multi-level Governance, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and CitiesWHO: Erin Kenney, Lead a.i. Gender, Equity and Human Rights  Register

28 September 2022

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Webinar on ICD-11 use for Rare Diseases

As part of WHO ICD-11 webinar series, the Classifications and Terminologies Unit in collaboration with the Healthier Populations Division at WHO and Rare Diseases International is organising an ICD-11 webinar that will be held on September 27th, 2022 at 12:00 UTC/14:00 CEST. The webinar will focus on: "ICD-11 use for Rare Diseases"Agenda14:00            Welcome notes  - WHO HQ                     Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General - UHC/Healthier Populations                     Stephen MacFeely, Director, Department of Data and Analytics 14:10            Opening remarks - RDI                     Durhane Wong-Rieger, Council Chair, Rare Diseases International (RDI)14:20            Introduction to ICD-11 - WHO HQ                     Robert Jakob, Unit Head Classifications and Terminologies 14:30            Orphanet and ICD-11 - Orphanet                      Ana Rath, Director, Inserm, US14 - Orphanet14:40            Coding rare diseases with ICD-11 - WHO HQ                     Eva Krpelanova, Medical Officer, Classifications and Terminologies Unit14:45            Q & A session - WHO HQ                     Carine Alsokhn, Technical Officer, Classifications and Terminologies Unit 15:00            Closing remarks - RDI                     Durhane Wong-Rieger, Council Chair, Rare Diseases International (RDI)If the capacity of the webinar is reached, please note that it will be live-streamed on ICD-11 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICD11 Go to Webinar:https://who.zoom.us/j/92131844779 For more information please contact icd@who.int

27 September 2022