The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific will open its sixty-eighth session in Brisbane, Australia on 9 October 2017. The annual meeting, which is WHO's governing body in the Western Pacific, brings together representatives from the Region's 37 countries and areas to discuss and decide on important health issues that affect the health and well-being of the Region's nearly 1.9 billion people.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands, 29 August 2017 - Health ministers from 20 Pacific island countries and areas convened yesterday in the Cook Islands for the 12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting. The biennial gathering seeks to reaffirm the importance of the Healthy Islands vision in promoting and protecting the health of the Pacific islands people.
21 August 2017, GENEVA - WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of Dr Tedros’ meetings with high-level leadership in the Government of China included a new financial contribution to WHO from China and strengthened commitments to improve the health of billions of people represented in the 60 countries engaged in the Belt and Road Initiative.