The WSO was attending the WHO Executive Board (EB 152) in Geneva last week. It was an exciting week with many agenda items related to NCDs.
WSO, together with other members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health delivered two statements related to agenda items 5 and 12.1.
5. Universal Health Coverage
Through this statement, we were calling on member states to accelerate progress, sustain financial support for circulatory healthcare, address risk factors for circulatory disease and support patient engagement.
Read the full statement here: Agenda_Item_5_GCCH_Constituency_Statement_-_FINAL_V26Jan2023.pdf (world-stroke.org)
12.1 Strengthening WHO preparedness for a response to health emergencies
Through this statement, we emphasized that action on NCDs must be prioritized as part of health preparedness.
Read the full statement here: https://www.world-stroke.org/assets/downloads/Agenda_Item_12.1_-_GCCH_Constituency_Statement_-_Final_-_V26012023_.pdf
WSO also submitted a statement supported by the Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCDA) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) related agenda item
8 - Strengthening rehabilitation in health systems
Through this statement we were calling for rehabilitation to be available as part of UHC and for the voices of people living with NCDs to be heard in development of policy and cost effective rehab service.
Read the full statement here: https://www.world-stroke.org/assets/downloads/WHO_152nd_Executive_Board_meeting_non-State_actors_statements.pdf
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.