77th World Health Assembly

Jun 03, 2024

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In a landmark achievement in the global health security agenda, the 77th World Health Assembly agreed to the package of amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) based on 300 proposals made by member countries after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The targeted amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) aim at

  1. improving countries’ ability to prepare for and respond to Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) and Pandemic Emergencies (PE).
  2. They include provisions for facilitating equitable access to relevant health products during PHEIC and PE, as well as
  3. mobilizing financial resources to support developing countries in building, strengthening, and maintaining the core capacities required under the IHR (2005).

Important here is World Health Assembly.

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.

The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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