Public health

Top level push to tackle priorities in sexual and reproductive health

20 JUNE 2006 GENEVA -- Leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are coordinating action to reverse the global trend of deteriorating levels of sexual and reproductive health and reduce the adverse impact on mothers, babies and young people.

59th World Health Assemly - World Health Organisation, 22-27 May 2006

The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body for WHO. It generally meets in Geneva in May each year, and is attended by delegations from all 192 member states.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Key to Achieving Millennium Development Goals

Addressing sexual and reproductive health is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, reveals a new report today released by the UN Millennium Project at the Global Health Council's 33rd Annual International Conference on Global Health.


The Third Public Health Conference was successfully held from the 16th to the 17th May 2006 at the Eskom Convention Centre, Midrand. The theme of the conference was Making Health Systems Work with two sub-themes that were decreasing the burden of disease and increasing equity, effectiveness and efficiency. The conference was co-hosted by PHASA, the Gauteng Department of Health, the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health, Health Systems Trust, the International Epidemiology Association (IEA) and INCLEN Africa.