Last week the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a whirlwind WHA with a WHO Director-General election, and several agenda items – from Health Systems to Communicable Diseases – addressed.
Global Health Council (GHC) sent a robust delegation of 70 members to WHA70, representing multiple health priorities. Many of GHC’s WHA delegates took part in daily huddles, read statements to the Assembly, and partnered on side-events. Although the delegation’s voices were diverse, they were united in celebrating the power of civil society.
Check out the highlights from the blogs of GHC’s WHA delegates and advocates below or peruse through GHC’s WHA70 Storify.
Heroines of Health: Celebrating Women in Global Health
by Women in Global Health
Global Health Security: Why Women Matter
by Katherine C. Bond, U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)
Attacks on Healthcare, Where do We Stand One Year After the Adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2286?
by Len Rubenstein, Johns Hopkins Blomberg School of Public Health and Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition
The Power and Promise of Digital Health for Africa
by Lesley-Anne Long, PATH
Chronic Childhood Disease: A Personal, Local, and Global Struggle
by Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, Individual GHC Member
Health in All Policies
by Terry L Schmidt DrHA MBA (MPH), Individual GHC Member
Why Investments in Frontline Health Workers Matter: Preventing Needless Deaths through Trusted Healthcare Relationships
by Samalie Kitooleko, Uganda Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry and Belinda Ngongo, Public Health Institute