WHA-72 WHO Watch

The People's Health Movement's WHO Watch team will be watching theWHA72 meeting. Click "Read more" for articles, MMI statements to the World Health Assembly and further analysis.

EB 144- WHO Watch

The People's Health Movement's WHO Watch team will be watching the EB 144 meeting.  click read more icon for articles, MMI statements to the Executive Board and further analysis.

Temperature rose at World Health Assembly over Palestine discussion

The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA), being held in Geneva from 21-26 May, had a discussion on the Director General's report on health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan, and a draft decision brought forward by 28 countries, asking the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Secretariat to continue with health-related technical support in Palestine. The report is the result of field observation and cooperation between WHO and Palestinian health authorities, aimed at strengthening the health system in Palestine.

 

General Program of work as strategic priority for World Health Organization

The General Programme of Work 13 (GPW) provides a framework for the WHO’s work in the coming five years.

No fencing away for ‘private-collaborators’ : the new WHO Director General pacifies the private sector

Geneva, 22 May, 2018: The 71st meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off in Geneva on Monday. The new Director General Dr Tedros immediately reassured the private sector that they would not be ‘fenced out’ of partnerships at the highest level of global health policy making. The World Health Organization (WHO) governing body will be meeting for a week to decide on the political direction of the institution. Key issues on the agenda will include the Organisation’s General Program of Work, medicines, vaccines, and non-communicable diseases.

WHA71 Watch: Policy Brief, Statements and Agenda

The 71st World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva, May 21-26.

Follow WHA71 with the PHM Watch Team

The provisional agenda (A71/1is pasted in below (see also the official documents page)

GHW5: Contents, upcoming launches, where to buy the book

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Revised Global Programme of Work - PHM's comments

On 23 January 2018, WHO published a revised version of GPW13 to address some of member states’
comments. The main changes are the following (bold for added words and italic for deleted ones):

EB142-PHM's Statements, Daily Reports and Policy Brief.

The People's Health Movement's WHO Watch team will be watching the EB meeting.  Watch this space for daily reports, MMI statements to the Board and further analysis. The Watching team consists of Gargeya, Lauren, Renee, Sinesipho, Adsa, Peter, Nafis, Dimosthenis, Sheriff, Antoine and Amit. You can find a collection of all PHM policy briefs for EB142 here.

The statements delivered by Medicus Mundi International and Peoples' Health Movement can be found here: