|Global health leaders at UNICEF House in New York for their meeting on improving health outcomes in the developing world.|
NEW YORK, USA, 31 July 2007 – Global health leaders from eight international organizations met here on 19 July to discuss ways to strengthen their collaboration, in order to achieve better health outcomes in developing countries.
The objectives of the meeting were to review progress made in recent years, assess current trends in global health as well as future challenges and – in the context of current opportunities – agree to a set of collective actions.
Leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the GAVI Alliance, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Bank, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation agreed to:
On hand for the Meeting of Global Health Leaders at UNICEF House were (shown left to right in photo above) World Bank Health, Nutrition and Population Vice President Joy Phumaphi; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health President Tadataka Yamada; UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid; Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine; UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman; GAVI Alliance Executive Secretary Julian Lob-Levyt; WHO Director-General Margaret Chan; and UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Michel Sidibe.