World Health Assembly
Amidst the ongoing pandemic and other emergencies, the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) will bring together heads of state, ministers of health, and other global health leaders in-person for the first time in three years to work toward stronger capacities and systems to ensure health and well-being for all.
This year’s WHA includes a packed agenda focused on a range of issues—from health emergencies preparedness and response to the rise of non-communicable diseases. Other items on the agenda include the pathway to polio eradication, prevention of obesity and harmful use of alcohol, building a stronger healthcare workforce, promotion of mental health, and progress toward Immunization Agenda 2030.
The agenda will also feature the election of the Director-General and an important conversation on how to strengthen the World Health Organization, including its financing.
In addition to the official agenda, Member States and non-state actors will host a wide range of convenings at various locations around Geneva and online. You can get the most up-to-date information over the course of the Assembly by following WHO and UN Foundation on social media (#WHA75).
The World Health Organization will organize the 3rd edition in Geneva of the “Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge” on May 22, on the morning of the World Health Assembly. Participants are invited to run or walk two routes: 3 km or 4.2 km. People of all ages and abilities will start at Place des Nations from 8:30 a.m. CEST. People around the world are also invited to take part in the event by tracking their performances through a dedicated app.
The Global Health Centre and United Nations Foundation will once again co-host an annual public event on the eve of the World Health Assembly to preview the key issues being considered at the Assembly and explain WHA modalities for delegates, non-state actors, the media, and general audiences. The event will highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Triple Billion Targets, and diverse efforts to make progress on this programme of work. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. CEST on May 22, 2022.
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