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17 May 2023
WHO Experts Introduce ICD-11 and Implementation Plan to Pacific Island Countries
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(Newsletter May 2023)

The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Brisbane Accord Group, organized a webinar series held on 18 April 2023. It introduced ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision) and related resources available to Pacific Island countries and areas (PICs). The first webinar was delivered by ICD experts from WHO headquarters and the Western Pacific Regional Office who provided an overview of ICD-11, its implementation steps and discussed the implications of transitioning to ICD-11 based on PICs’ current ICD implementation. Dr Erwyn Ooi Chin Wei from the Ministry of Health, Malaysia shared experiences and lessons learned from implementing ICD-11 in Malaysia.

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