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Leading kidney health advocacy at the WHA 2019

The 72nd World Health Assembly took place in Geneva from May 20 to 28, 2019. Discussions relevant to the kidney community focused on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), primary care and access to medicines as well the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The ISN, in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), distributed its position paper on UHC to Delegates.

Download the position paper.

The ISN submitted statements on several discussion points, including:

  • Primary health care towards UHC
  • Preparation for the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on UHC
  • Access to medicines and vaccines.

Download the statements.

Since 2018, ISN has been a member of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism. ISN met with high-level officials to discuss its work and activities with the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism.

The ISN-WHO Collaboration Plan currently focuses on developing a dialysis guidance document package to support Member States in low-resource settings create dialysis programs. It is also helping to establish an observatory to facilitate information exchange about chronic kidney disease of unknown origin.

ISN is uniquely positioned to be the only kidney organisation in official relationship with the WHO. We ensure that the needs of the kidney health community are represented at the highest possible global policy level by developing joint activities with WHO in the area of kidney care education, awareness and management.

Discover more about ISN Avocacy and the campaign the 2019 UN High-Level Meeting on UHC.

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