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AMR GLOBAL PREPARATORY MEETING - 31 March 2009

Alongside with the national and regional preparations the Global Preparatory Meeting (GPM) was held in New York. The GPM constituted an important part of the preparations for the AMR and served as a key input to the Report of the Secretary-General on the achievements in the area of health, as well as the Ministerial Declaration.  Further, the GPM provided an opportunity to assess:

  • the status on achieving the international goals on global public health
  • the impact of the world financial crisis on the achievement of the international health goals
  • the health challenges in post crisis situations

Opening remarks by:

  • Sylvie Lucas, President of ECOSOC, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization, delivered by Mr. Eric Laroche, Assistant Director-General, Health Action in Crisis, WHO
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations

The programme included:

“Where do we stand on achieving the international health goals?”

“The impact of the world financial crisis on the achievements of the international health goals”

“Health challenges in post crisis situations”

  • Heraldo Muñoz, Chair of the Organizational Committee of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission
  • Eric Laroche, Assistant Director-General, Health Action in Crisis, WHO 
  • Joël Boutroue, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti
  • Sheku Tejan Koroma, Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone
  • Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières - USA

Summaries:

FROM GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION