The World Health Assembly The World Health Assembly (WHA) 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, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.

This year’s Health Assembly takes place on 21–26 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Tuesday, 22 May

Bringing health to all

  • Universal health coverage: what it means and how we can achieve it
  • HIV/AIDS: achievements and challenges
  • Smallpox: the story of eradication

Wednesday, 23 May

Keeping healthy in today’s world

  • Air pollution
  • Transfats
  • Assistive technologies
  • Maternal, child and adolescent health

Thursday, 24 May

Keeping the world safe, serving the vulnerable

  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Cox’s Bazar
  • Vaccination to prevent and contain outbreaks
  • EPI: the early days
  • Influenza: prevention and control

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