WONCA Heads to Geneva for 76th World Health Assembly

WONCA, the World Organization of Family Doctors, joined the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 21 to May 30, 2023. The delegation consisted of WONCA President Anna Stavdal, CEO Harris Lygidakis, and Executive Member at Large and WHO Liaison, Prof Val Wass.

During their visit, the WONCA delegation participated in a series of strategic meetings with WHO experts and representatives of other civil society organizations that have collaborative relationships with WONCA, including the International Hospital Federation (IHF) and the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA).

The World Health Assembly is a gathering of delegates and representatives from all WHO member states. The assembly focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board, and discussions revolve around current and future priorities for public health issues of global importance. This year's assembly has the theme "WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all."

The WONCA delegation will have the opportunity to engage with other delegates and participate in discussions on public health issues. Those who are interested in following the proceedings can watch them live on the assembly's web page, which will be webcast from May 21 to May 30. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

About the World Health Assembly 76

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the WHO. Its main functions include determining the policies of the organization, appointing the Director-General, supervising financial policies, and reviewing and approving the proposed program budget. The assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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