GHC Statements to WHA71

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addresses the  71st World Health Assembly on Monday, May 21, 2018.

On Monday, May 21, the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71) began at 9:30 AM CET.

Topics to be covered at WHA71 include the 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13), WHO’s work in health emergencies, polio, physical activity, vaccines, the global snakebite burden and rheumatic heart disease.

Although the Assembly just opened today, statements from the GHC delegation are already making their way onto WHO’s Non-state actors’ statement portal. After being published online and following the item’s discussion by Member states, GHC delegates will have an opportunity to read these statements on the floor of WHA.

View GHC’s joint statements below (more to come soon):

1) Agenda Item 11.1: Draft thirteenth general programme of work, 2019–2023: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by ACTION Global Health
Advocacy Partnership and Pathfinder International.

2) Agenda Item 11.2: Public health preparedness and response: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), & Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

3) Agenda Item 11.3: Polio transition and post-certification: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership.

4) Agenda Item 11.4: Health, environment, and climate change: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by NCD Child and Pathfinder International.

5) Agenda Item 11.5: Addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), NCD Child, International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), and Global Health Technologies Coalition.

6) Agenda Item 11.6: Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

7) Agenda Item 11.7: Preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, to be held in 2018:  View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), NCD Child,  International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), RTI International, and Partners in Health (PIH).

8) Agenda Item 11.8: Preparation for a high-level meeting of the General Assembly on ending tuberculosis: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Global Health Technologies Coalition and Partners in Health.

9) Agenda Item 12.2 Physical activity for health: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by AAP, NCD Child, and RTI International.

10) Agenda Item 12.3: Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030): sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal violence, and early childhood development: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by Living Goods, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pathfinder International and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

11) Agenda Item 12.4: mHealth: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by Living Goods.

12) Agenda Item 12.6: Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, NCD Child, and ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership.

13) Agenda Item 12.8: Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by Partners In Health.

14) Agenda Item: 20.3.2.4 G. Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013−2020 (resolution WHA66.8 (2013)): View the joint statement from Global Health Council.

15) Agenda Item: 20.3.4.2 L. Strengthening integrated, people-centered health services (resolution WHA69.24 (2016)): View the joint statement from Global Health Council, supported by Living Goods.