WHO resolution: Increasing access to medical oxygen
In early 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board recommended to the seventy-sixth World Health Assembly the adoption of the resolution on increasing access to medical oxygen. The draft decision was submitted by Uganda and co-sponsored by Australia, Bangladesh, the Central African Republic, the European Union and its 27 member states, Kenya, and Turkey.
This resolution recognizes and reaffirms the critical role of medical oxygen in resilient health systems planning and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for health. It upholds the urgency of sustaining investment in oxygen production and supply and calls on global stakeholders and national governments to continue alignment and coordination, including on policies and guidelines, technical documents, and training.
Publication date: May 2023