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Countries are making gains against liver disease through hepatitis B vaccination. Above, newly vaccinated triplets in Kyrgyzstan © WHO/Almaz ZhumalievAt this week’s 76th World Health Assembly Member States take stock of the work and progress done, while assessing the challenges, and planning for the future.

One of the items in the packed agenda is the Results Report for 2022, a comprehensive look back at work and progress towards the triple billion targets, outcomes, outputs, based on the indicators of the results framework of the WHO General Programme of Work 13.The report shows a period of remarkable progress in protecting people from diseases, health risks and harm.

Amongst the highlights:The world’s first malaria vaccine is reducing illness and saving lives.Lower-income countries have gained pandemic tools, including an mRNA hub in South Africa to expand vaccine manufacturing and a new Pandemic Fund for prevention, preparedness and response.WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies released nearly US$ 90 million to respond to 70 health emergencies, acting in as little as 24 hours.Taking aim at superbugs, new international targets were set on the use of antimicrobial agents across animal, farming and health sectors.These achievements, and many more presented in the report, were made possible by support from WHO’s Member States and others who have contributed funds, expertise, time, and energy.This week’s collection of stories focuses on how WHO continues to focus on results in 2023.Video: 75 years of improving healthSee also: WHO at 75 years: Combatting 21st century health challengesTrachoma eliminated in Benin and MaliTrachoma, a blinding bacterial disease, has been eliminated as a public health problem in Benin, Mali

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