World Health Assembly


Amidst compounding crises, the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA) will bring together ministers of health and other governmental leaders from its 194 Member States alongside other dignitaries and experts. While in Geneva, they will focus on accelerating the goal of health for all and ensuring the world has the resources needed to address health challenges of the future.


The theme of this year’s Assembly is “All for Health, Health for All,” and this collective solidarity will be essential as leaders work to address complex issues like pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPPR); WHO financing; and emerging health threats — including antimicrobial resistance and climate change.

Among the dozens of items on the agenda, representatives will discuss defeating polio, malaria, and HIV; increasing access to universal health coverage and immunization; and ensuring better maternal and reproductive health outcomes. The Assembly will also launch the WHO Investment Round, continuing its efforts to ensure WHO has predictable, sustainable financing to support its core work. The Investment Round will culminate in a high-level financing event later this year.

The most notable discussions are expected to be around Member States’ plans to improve PPPR mechanisms. Following years of negotiations, WHA77 marks the deadline for amendments to the existing International Health Regulations (2005) and adoption of a new pandemic agreement or accord.

In addition to these official discussions, Member States and non-state actors will host a wide range of convenings at various locations around Geneva and online. Get the most up-to-date information over the course of the Assembly by following WHO and UN Foundation on social media, and follow the conversation via #WHA77.

Get the most up-to-date information over the course of the World Health Assembly by following  WHO  and  UN Foundation  on social media (#WHA77).

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