World Health Assembly (WHA)

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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, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed program budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

Main topics of the 75th World Health Assembly - Dr Carissa Etienne, Director of PAHO (subtítulos en español)

Photo Gallery: The Americas at the 75th World Health Assembly


 PAHO's Coverage of the WHA

27 May 2022
The awards ceremony took place during the 75th World Health Assembly, which takes place until 28th May in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva, Switzerland, 27 May 2022 – The National Malaria Component of the Ministry for Citizen’s Power for Health of Nicaragua today received the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize for its essential work carried…
25 May 2022
Geneva, Switzerland, May 25, 2022 (PAHO)- Achieving universal health requires greater investments in primary health care, financial mechanisms that guarantee access to care, reduce out-of-pocket health spending to almost zero, and build a skilled workforce, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne said.…
24 May 2022
Geneva, May 24, 20122 (PAHO/WHO) - The response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a principal focus of interventions by the highest health authorities of the Region of the Americas at the 75th World Health Assembly, which runs until May 28 in Geneva, Switzerland, under the theme Health for Peace, peace for health. The following is a summary of the…
24 May 2022
Geneva, Switzerland, 24 May 2022  (WHO) - Today, at the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly, Member States agreed to adopt a landmark decision to improve the World Health Organization’s financing model. The decision adopted, in full, the recommendations of a Sustainable Financing Working Group made up of WHO’s Member States, which was…
20 May 2022
Geneva, 20 May 2022 (WHO) - In a world threatened by conflict, inequities, the climate crisis and pandemics, the Seventy-fifth session of the World Health Assembly will stress the importance of building a healthy and peaceful planet by harnessing science, data, technology and innovation. This year’s session of the Health Assembly will focus…
22 Nov 2021
On Monday, November 22, 2021 at the PAHO/WHO Belize Country Office, PWR, Dr. Noreen Jack and her technical team briefed the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) including Hon. Michel Chebat and his delegation regarding the Special Session of the World Health Assembly (WHASS). In this special session, Member States will consider…
22 May 2021
Geneva, 19 May 2021 (WHO) - In a year when COVID-19 threatens the health and well-being of everyone on the planet, the seventy-fourth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world. The Health Assembly is WHO’s…
18 May 2020
Geneva, 18 May 2020 (PAHO/WHO)—"We have watched how COVID decimated rich and powerful nations with strong curative care systems—killing their people, over running their health care systems, and halting business. And so early on, CARICOM decided that we cannot fight the illness, and that we had to delay the arrival of COVID-19 into the region as…
18 May 2020
Washington, D.C., May 18, 2020 (PAHO/WHO)—Every year in May, hundreds of delegates travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet and make decisions on global health. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2020 will instead be virtual, with a shortened agenda. It will take place on 18-19 May. At WHA 2020, Member…