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Commentaries 2015

Commentaries bring the view of WHO’s leadership on current public health issues

  • New climate change agreement a historic win for human health
    Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
    Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, WHO Climate Change Lead, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
    18 December 2015



Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
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Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
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  • The cost of war
    Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
    6 November 2015



Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director of the WHO's Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses.
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Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.
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  • A month to remember – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Dr Flavia Bustreo and Dr Oleg Chestnov. Dr Flavia Bustreo is Assistant Director-General, Family, Women's and Children's Health. Dr Oleg Chestnov is WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.



Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General, WHO
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Climate change: An opportunity for public health Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
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Dr M. Chan, WHO Director-General
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Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction
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Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director, Global Hepatitis Programme - Hepatitis: 'by applying the tools  already in hand  to expand access  to lifesaving measures,  we can dramatically reduce the burden  from this disease.'
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Jim Campbell, Director, Health Workforce Department, WHO. Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance.
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Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women's and Children's Health



Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, and Dr Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group.
  • We can beat the tobacco epidemic
    Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, and Dr Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group



Dr Ties Boerma, Director of the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems.
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Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
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Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General - Family, Women's and Children's Health.
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Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Secretariat WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).



Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security, WHO.



Dr Okwo-Bele, WHO
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Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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