1,000 Days & Partners Submit Joint Statements to WHO Executive Board

The 144th session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board takes place this week (24 January – 1 February 2019) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board provides direction and input on the World Health Organization’s priorities related to a broad range of health concerns.

At this week’s meeting, the Executive Board is set to review the strategic priority of universal health coverage (UHC) including primary health care (PHC), community health workers delivering primary health care, and preparations for the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC in September during the UN General Assembly. The Executive Board will also note the Outcome of the Second International Conference on Nutrition.

1,000 Days joined a group of international civil society organizations and the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) in support of two statements to the World Health Organization. The first statement calls for WHO and its Member States to prioritize nutrition as a key component of UHC, especially in the lead-up to the UN High-Level Meeting later this year. The second, acknowledges and supports the outcome of the Second International Conference on Nutrition.

To view all of the statements that were submitted by 1,000 Days and our partners, click below: