World Health Assembly Agenda, Technical Briefings, Side Events – Online Links To The Big Moments Ahead WHA 72 03/05/2019 • Elaine Ruth Fletcher Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) The first “World Health Assembly Journal” for the upcoming World Health Assembly, 20-28 May, has been published online, together with the provisional agenda for the 72nd WHA and links to some 50 progress reports, strategy plans and updates that will shape the face of the meeting between WHO’s 194 member states. The already wide breadth of topics on the agenda – ranging from anti-microbial resistance and health emergencies to WHO’s internal reorganization and its 2019-23 budget plan – will be complimented by a series of 8 technical briefings. Those will cover some of this year’s most talked-about health themes such as universal health coverage, as well as lesser-trodden ground on issues such as mental health and green, sustainable health facilities. Nearly 3 dozen more side events, co-sponsored by member states or non-governmental organizations in official relations with the WHO, will round out the heavy menu – covering everything from nuclear weapons to nutrition, vaccines, patient safety, access to medicines, non-communicable diseases and healthy ageing. A rundown of the agenda and official documents is here. Detailed descriptions of the technical briefings and side events can be found in the Journal here. Events sponsored by non-state actors lives here. A timetable of other documents to be posted in the lead-up to the WHA is here. Image Credits: WHO. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Combat the infodemic in health information and support health policy reporting from the global South. Our growing network of journalists in Africa, Asia, Geneva and New York connect the dots between regional realities and the big global debates, with evidence-based, open access news and analysis. To make a personal or organisational contribution click here on PayPal.