During the World Health Assembly (22-31 May 2017, Geneva), IFPA, as part of the delegation of the IAPO, submitted a statement on Agenda Item 15.1 – Preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, to be held in 2018.
The statement focuses on the following key points:
- Endorsing the newly updated Appendix III and encourages Member States to follow through with the implementation of the suggested interventions
- Welcoming the orientation to look beyond cost-effectiveness and into other criteria when choosing the interventions
- Strengthening Appendix III with the recommendations listed in the WHO Global Report on Psoriasis from 2016
- Calling for additional areas of research to be identified by the WHO, that could support the further implementation of Appendix III
To read the statement in full, please follow this link.