71st World Health Assembly

 

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO.  It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed program budget.

 

This year's the 71st Health Assembly takes place on 21–26 May 2018 in Geneva.  

 

Dra. Carissa F. Etienne participa de la 71a Asamblea Mundial de la Salud

About the 71st WHA

 

News

23 May 2020
Geneva, 23 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- The plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly was the setting where health authorities from the Region of the Americas used words and concrete examples to define what "Health for all: Commit to universal health coverage" means. Nearly 30 delegations from the Americas took the floor at the plenary meeting…
26 May 2018
The 71st World Health Assembly wrapped up its sessions today by adopting a number of resolutions on the most relevant public health issues. Geneva, 26 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- The 71st World Health Assembly wrapped up its sessions today by adopting a number of resolutions on the most relevant public health issues. Delegates from across the globe…
25 May 2018
Geneva, 25 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pro Palliative Care Unit Foundation of Costa Rica was awarded the World Health Organization's Sasakawa Health Prize at a ceremony held today during the 71st World Health Assembly. The Foundation's president Lisbeth Quesada Tristán received the award, which consists of US$40,000 and a statuette. The Sasakawa…
24 May 2018
Geneva, 24 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- Delegates from the countries that are participating in the 71st World Health Assembly reached agreements on issues such as noncommunicable diseases and tuberculosis, two diseases that will be addressed at the United Nations High-Level Meeting in September of this year.  Representatives of the Member…
23 May 2018
Geneva, 23 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - With the mission of discussing how to achieve health for all with a commitment to universal coverage, ministers and delegates from the countries of the Americas continued to share their experiences at the plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly. Health authorities from the Region shared their experiences…
23 May 2018
Geneva, 23 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - Delivering on an intense agenda, the representatives of the countries participating in the 71st World Health Assembly received a report on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an independent report on the WHO health emergencies programme, and discussed health conditions in the occupied…
21 May 2018
Geneva, 21 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - The 71st World Health Assembly opened today in Switzerland, with a full agenda and a commemoration of the 70 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been in existence. In his plenary opening speech, the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, highlighted WHO's new General Programme of Work for…
21 May 2018
Geneva, 21 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - The Dominican Republic will represent the Region of the Americas as vice president of the 71st World Health Assembly, which takes place from 21 to 26 May in Geneva, Switzerland. The Dominican Minister of Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, will be one of the five vice presidents of the plenary, a position that…
21 May 2018
Geneva, 21 May 2018 (PAHO/WHO) -Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), presented the main issues for discussion at the World Health Assembly to delegations from the countries of the Americas. She stressed the active role the Region plays and called on Member States to continue their work. In her meeting with…