An Expository Narrative on the World Health Assembly (WHA75) 2022

The World Health Assembly is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision-making body.
Taking place annually in May, it is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health-related agenda prepared by the Executive Board (WHO EB).
The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine WHO policies, programmes and budgets, in addition to appointing the Director-General.

The 75th World Health Assembly was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 22-28 May 2022 with the theme: Health for peace, peace for health.

Following the Covid19 pandemic, this was the first in-person Health Assembly.

The COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies with international reach have highlighted the leadership and coordinating role of WHO in responding to such events.

The events kicked off on a high-level segment on 22 May with speeches from the elected Health Assembly President, Heads of State, special guests, an address by the WHO Director-General and the presentation of the Director-General’s Health Awards.

During the 75th World Health Assembly, a series of strategic roundtables were held.

In these sessions, WHA delegates, partner agencies, representatives of civil society and WHO experts discussed current and future priorities for public health issues of global importance.

WHA75 side event on NCD prevention and unhealthy diets “Building momentum on reducing unhealthy diets and preventing NCDs: Investments, solutions and best practice” held on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

On the 25th of May 2022, a ministerial breakfast event with the theme  “Protecting all children with the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV): A powerful lifesaving tool” was held as a sideline event in WHA75.

In a bid to promote peace for health, health for peace, details on how to protect infants, young children and adults against disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae was shared.

Visit the WHO WHA75 online portal to find the provisional agenda for WHA75 and other official documentation from the WHO.

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