World Health Assembly adopted resolution on hepatitis

On May 22 2014, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis.

A World Health Assembly resolution is a political decision taken by WHO's 194 Member States, urging actions to be undertaken by Member States and requesting the Director-General of WHO and the Secretariat to take certain steps. Resolutions are first considered by the Executive Board in January, which recommends texts to the World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of WHO's supreme governance body, in May each year. Resolution WHA67.6 on viral hepatitis calls for every country to adopt a national strategy on viral hepatitis. Resolutions are adopted by consensus (agreement from all 194 countries) and all Member States therefore commit themselves to implementing the actions set out in the resolution.