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[NEWS] AC/VC: The Shock of WHO Funding

當學者們談論捐助者對世衛組織的影響力時,往往難以確定。 但是在這裡,你有它,黑色和白色:捐助者資助x,但不是y; 世衛組織知道,從戰略角度進行審議並起草反映這些捐助者偏好的預算; 預計y的資金短缺; 世衛組織改變其行為(其總部和區域辦事處成為’催化劑’,他們尋求’合作’(與消極安全部門,即工業部門解讀合作夥伴關係);他們落後於任何發展時尚潮流(例如可持續發展目標)。 然後聽到泰德羅斯在講話中說出“不接受現狀”這樣的陳詞濫調(WHA 71上的結尾地址),你不禁要問他是誰在開玩笑。

When academics talk about donor influence over the WHO, it’s often difficult to pin down. But here you have it, in black and white: donors fund x but not y; WHO knows that, thinks strategically and drafts a budget that reflects those donor preferences; there is an anticipated shortfall in funds for y; WHO changes its behavior (its HQ and ROs become ‘catalysts’, they seek ‘collaboration’ (read partnerships with NSAs i.e. industry); and they get behind whatever development fad is en vogue(the SDGs, for example). When you spell it out like that, and then hear Tedros address MS with pep talk platitudes like “don’t accept the status quo” (closing address at WHA 71) you can’t help but wonder who he’s kidding.

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[NEWS] WIPO Development Committee Opens With Focus On SDGs, Tech Transfer, New Projects

世界知識產權組織發展與知識產權委員會今天開幕,討論知識產權的發展層面,技術轉讓以及WIPO如何參與實現聯合國可持續發展目標等議題。 同時,為WIPO工作提出的新發展項目將側重於婦女,軟件和旅遊業。

The World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property opened today with an agenda of issues such as the development dimension of IP, technology transfer, and how WIPO can participate in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, new development projects proposed for WIPO work would focus on women, software, and tourism.

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[NEWS] PAHO/WHO Calls for Grant Applications to Support Health Policy, Programs and Systems on Projects Related to the SDGs

華盛頓哥倫比亞特區,2018年5月3日(泛美衛生組織/世界衛生組織) – 一項新的徵求意見呼籲支持旨在實現可持續發展目標(SDG)框架內實現區域健康目標所需全系統變革的研究。

Washington, D.C., May 3 2018 (PAHO/WHO) — A new call for proposals aims to support research that addresses the system-wide changes required to achieve regional health targets within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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[NEWS] Which Cities Face Most, Least Air Pollution According To New WHO Data

世界衛生組織的一項新研究表明,地球上每10人中就有9人呼吸含有高濃度污染物的空氣,並且每年有700萬人死亡。

該研究分析了世界衛生組織稱世界上最全面的環境空氣污染數據庫。該組織收集了來自4,300多個城市和108個國家的數據。

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.

The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world’s most comprehensive database on ambient air pollution. The organization collected the data from more than 4,300 cities and 108 countries.

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[NEWS] UHC a Major Contributor Towards SDGs

世界衛生組織(WHO)國家代表Charles Sagoe-Moses博士說,全民健康覆蓋(UHC)是實現可持續發展目標(SDGs)的主要貢獻者。

2015年9月25日,各國通過了一系列旨在消除貧困,促進良好健康和福祉,保護地球,確保所有人均享有繁榮的目標,作為新的可持續發展議程的一部分。

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a major contributor towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says the World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses.

On September 25, 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, promote good health and well-being, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

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[NEWS] Global Targets Agreed for SDG Road Safety Progress

FIA Foundation Deputy Director Avi Silverman said: “These targets are essential if there is to be global progress towards the SDG agenda on road safety. They provide a clear set of actions to be prioritized by governments worldwide. And importantly, they take into account the needs of children and the vulnerable, setting the key objectives to save lives on the world’s roads.”

The goal of Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 is to halve the number of road traffic casualties by 2020. The focus of SRD 11.2 is to provide everyone with a safe and sustainable transportation system, improve road safety and pay special attention to children and vulnerable groups.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Road injuries are the top cause of death for young people. It is simply not possible to improve child and adolescent health if we don’t address road traffic crashes”, which had emphasized the importance of the work, particularly for children and youngsters.

Read More: Governments have reached agreement on a set of global targets intended to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda on road safety

Download: FIA Foundation Annual Report 2017