66th World Health Assembly

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May 20, 2013

Posted by Irish Forum for Global Health | News

It’s time for the 66th World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the senior decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is attended by delegations from all 194 Member States and the main function is to determine the policies of WHO. According to the WHO constitution, the assembly reviews and approves the proposed programme and budget, supervises the financial policies and appoints the Director-General.

The 66th meeting of the World Health Assembly is taking place between 20th and 28th May, 2013, in Geneva.

Follow #WHA66

  • The agenda and formal documentation for this week is available here.
  • The event is getting plenty of attention on Twitter via #WHA66
  • Thanks to Inis Communication for alerting us to a helpful Twitter list by @setiogi about who is tweeting from the event.

On the Side

During the assembly, there are a number of side-events on specific topics that are ‘sponsored’ by specific Member States. From a comprehensive list provided by Inis Communication which details all of the side events that they have identified so far (including related hyperlinks where they exist and sponsoring countries are given in brackets where known), we have chosen some daily areas of interest:

TODAY Monday 20th May

Tuesday 21st May

Wednesday 22nd May

Thursday 23rd May

Friday 24th May

  • Public-Private Partnerships in Afghanistan’s hospital sector [Afghanistan]
  • Maternal and child health: Millennium Development Goals and beyond [Bangladesh]
  • New medications for NTDs, tuberculosis and malaria: a new initiative, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) [Japan]

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