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Date: 14 June 2018
15:00 - 15:45
Organization: WHO
Location: Press Room 1
Subject: Release of ICD-11 – the 11th revision of the International Classification of Disease – Monday, 18 June 2018



Release of ICD-11 – the 11th revision of the International Classification of Disease – Monday, 18 June 2018.

ICD is a global health information standard that is translated into 43 languages and used in more than 120 countries in its 10th revision (ICD-10). The last revision of this standard has occurred 28 years ago.

This new ICD 11th revision has developed into a modern electronic tool that fulfils all needs for accurately recording diseases and causes of death. Its content has been updated with the most current scientific knowledge and will provide much better information on how to prevent or treat injury and disease.

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