22 – 28 MAY 2022 /
HEALTH FOR PEACE, PEACE FOR HEALTH /
“The pandemic has undermined progress towards the health-related targets in Sustainable Development Goals and laid bare inequities within and between countries,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General in a News release on this year’s session of the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly that focus on “Health for Peace, Peace for Health” to be held on 22-28 May 2022 at Geneva.
“In a world threatened by conflict, inequalities, the climate crisis and pandemics, the 75th session of the World Health Assembly will stress the importance of building a healthy and peaceful planet by harnessing science, data, technology and innovation,” reports WHO on 17 May 2022.
The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of WHO, comprising 194 member states and every year, generally in May, discusses and takes decisions on health goals and strategies.
Key topics under discussion include:
- global strategies on food safety, oral health, and tuberculosis research
- strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to emergencies
- an implementation road map 2023–2030 for the global action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
- Inter sectoral Global Action Plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders 2022-2031
- prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
- Global Health for Peace Initiative