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WHO Press Conference
27 September 2017 15:00 - 15:45WHO and Guttmacher Institute release new estimates on abortions by level of safety (Embargoed until 00:30, Geneva time on Thursday, 28 September 2017.)
WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research and HRP and the Guttmacher Institute will publish new global, regional and sub-regional estimates on abortions by safety level between 2010-2014 in The Lancet. For the first time, the estimates include sub-classifications of unsafe abortion, of ‘less safe’ and ‘least safe’. The distinction allows for a more nuanced understanding of the different circumstances of abortions among women who are unable to access safe abortions.Dr. Bela Ganatra, Scientist, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and ResearchDr. Gilda Sedgh, Principal Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
UNCTAD Press Conference
28 September 2017 14:30 - 15:30Publication of the Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade and Development(embargoed until 2 October at 5 p.m. GMT) Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-GeneralShamika Sirimanne, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics
WHO Press Conference
29 September 2017 14:00 - 14:45International Day of Older Persons: Integrated Care for Older People – the path to Universal Health Coverage – what will it take?
Populations around the world are rapidly ageing and this demographic transition will impact on almost all aspects of society. However, unless resilient health and long-term-care systems are put in place, many of these ambitions cannot be achieved.
If we want to achieve Universal Health Coverage that is inclusive of older people, a transformation is needed in the way that health and social care is provided and organised . Integrated Care is the way forward. WHO will launch its Recommendations on Integrated Care for Older People.John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHOEd Kelley, Director, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, WHOAgnés Soucat, Director, Department of Health Systems, Governance, and Financing, WHO