69 Session of WHO EURO Regional Committee
16–19 September 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark
Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, as well as partner and civil society organizations, will take part in the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. The session will take place at UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark, on 16–19 September 2019.
Key technical health issues on the agenda include:
- lessons learned from Health 2020 implementation in the WHO European Region since 2012
- leadership in public health in the WHO European Region
- promoting health equity in the WHO European Region
- implementation of the Programme Budget 2018–2019
- Programme Budget 2020–2021: the regional perspective
- WHO transformation and its regional implications
- WHO’s work at country level
- report of the WHO European Region’s geographically dispersed offices
- accelerating primary health care in the WHO European Region
- health literacy in the WHO European Region
- accreditation of regional non-state actors to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
The Regional Committee will also nominate the next Regional Director for Europe at a private meeting at this session.
EFNNMA joined ICN in a campaign to lobby the establishment of the CNO post at WHO EURO. Within this campaign letters emphasizing the role of nursing and midwifery in achieving UHC, gender equity and access to quality care were sent to 5 candidates for the post of WHO Regional director for Europe. The answers received from candidates were most positive, stating their positions as supportive towards nursing and midwifery as key power in strengthening health of population. Candidates committed themselves to establishing such a post on top managerial level.
Answers from candidates
Clemens Martin Auer
The sessions will be available via live webcast, and real-time coverage on Twitter using the hashtag #RC69Cph will be shared.
EFNNMA SC members will be present at RC 69th Session to personally meet the candidates and the nominated Regional Director, and to address several topics of WHO RC Technical Agenda including:
- Agenda item 5 (a) - Lessons learned from the implementation of Health 2020, the European policy framework for health and well-being – The Role of and Contribution of leadership in health policy and practice – Read the Statement, and
- Agenda item 5 (g) - Accelerating primary health care strengthening in the WHO European Region – Read the Statement.
It is also planned that EFNNMA SC members, ICN and WHO EURO will meet during the 69th session of Regional Committee to discuss plans for 2020, including how the themes of the year can be reflected and disseminated in the Region and what activities will support involvement of WHO EURO and the member-states.
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