77th World Health Assembly in Geneva with the participation of Togo

77th World Health Assembly in Geneva with the participation of Togo
Extract from the article: The 77th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA77) opened on Monday 27 May 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, with the theme ‘All for Health, Health for All’, and will run until 1 June 2024. Togo, through Professor Moustafa Mijiyawa, Minister for Healt

 The 77th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA77) opened on Monday 27 May 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, with the theme ‘All for Health, Health for All’, and will run until 1 June 2024. Togo, through Professor Moustafa Mijiyawa, Minister for Health, set the tone for the proceedings.

The Organisation's Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that the combined effects of climate change, epidemic outbreaks and conflicts were placing ever-greater pressure on the WHO to meet the world's health needs.

This Health Assembly offers major opportunities for Member States to promote, ensure and protect the health and well-being of all, by adopting the Fourteenth General Programme of Work and the Global Health Strategy covering the next four years. This will support the ongoing transformation of the Organization as part of the WHO investment cycle and make the world safer, through the Agreement on Pandemics and amendments to the International Health Regulations.

Among the key milestones and outcomes expected at the Health Assembly is the approval on 28 May of the WHO's 2025-2028 strategy to address the health consequences of major phenomena such as climate change, ageing populations, migration and advances in science and technology.

Crucial decisions are expected on a range of health priorities such as climate and health, WHO action in health emergencies, access to transformative tools, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health and women's health.

The Health Assembly will include the high-level participation of political leaders and ambassadors, as well as representatives of civil society and non-state actors, underlining the global commitment to advancing the public health agenda.

Strategic round tables will take place throughout the Health Assembly, with debates between Health Assembly delegates, partner organizations, civil society representatives and WHO experts on public health priorities.

As the WHO's supreme decision-making body, the Health Assembly defines the Organization's policy and approves its budget.

Jean ELI

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The 77th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA77) opened on Monday 27 May 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, with the theme ‘All for Health, Health for All’, and will run until 1 June 2024. Togo, through Professor Moustafa Mijiyawa, Minister for Healt

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