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Activities at the 70th World Health Assembly

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Activities at the 70th World Health Assembly


This week the 70th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva, Switzerland.

On 25th May, Fight the Fakes partner the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) is co-hosting a panel discussion on the role of the next generation in addressing non-communicable diseases.

The event will take place from 18:00-19:30 in salle IX, Palais de Nations, Geneva.

You can watch the intervention by the President of CPA, Raymond Anderson, speak about NCDs and the role of Fight the Fakes campaign here.

 

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