World Health Assembly GHC and our delegation submitted a statement to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the World Health Assembly (WHA73), which took place on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020 using video conference technology. The assembly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as items essential for governance business continuity. The…

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Self-care: A Critical Answer to COVID-19 By Sandy Garcon, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications, PSI Global health experts from around the world are joining the first-ever virtual World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss one topic – COVID-19. While the topic this year is limited to one virus it will touch on many aspects of the…

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World Health Assembly The Executive Board agreed recently through a written procedure that WHA73 will open on Monday, May 18, 2020 and take place virtually, using video conference technology. EB147 is due to open on Friday, May 22, 2020 and will also take place virtually. The assembly will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and items…

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Healthy food policies and COVID-19: Why we need to take communicable and non-communicable diseases out of their silos to create a more resilient world In early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its annual Executive Board meeting to set the agenda for the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA).  At the start of the meeting,…

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During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Jyotsna Roy…

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During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Dr. Maria…

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  This year’s World Health Assembly highlighted a key issue long overlooked by the global health community – the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF). Data from a recent WHO/UNICEF report found that 2 billion people visit healthcare facilities without basic water service, while 1.5 billion people visit facilities with…

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Advocates reflect on why R&D is essential for achieving universal health coverage As health advocates, it has been tremendous to see the growing momentum for actionable efforts to move society toward the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This momentum is largely due to galvanizing support from Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World…

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Reflections from the 72nd World Health Assembly The people of the world are looking at us to deliver results.  And the people of the world will hold us accountable for these results.  – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Last month, alongside our Senior Vice President in Global Child Health & Life Support, Janna Patterson,…

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During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Bruno Carrattini…

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