The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is preparing to watch the 74th World Health Assembly meeting of the World Health Organisation taking place from the 24th May to 1st June. The World Health Assembly takes place once every year and the Executive Board meeting takes place twice a year. The agenda items of the WHA74 will probably include issues such as; Public health emergencies: preparedness and response, Covid19 response, Substandard and falsified medical products, Patient Safety, access to effective treatments for cancer and rare and orphan diseases, Antimicrobial resistance, Nagoya Protocol and Poliomyelitis to name a few.
Can you attend the WHA74 Watch?
Considering the travel restrictions, the WHO-Watch would be an online initiative this time. We are hoping to create a team of watchers who would be following the discussions of WHA74 remotely, but follow the discussions and make interventions wherever possible. The WHO-Watch will also encompass a 3-4 day preparatory workshop (2-3 hour session each day) ahead of the WHA where we will discuss and work on the various agenda topics up for discussion.
Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to participate in the World Health Assembly and deliver statements virtually to the meeting body. During the WHA also, we will see to it that we utilise time efficiently and work in shifts. We are looking for PHM activists to join as watchers. If you are keen to develop your knowledge on issues discussed at the meeting, and to be involved in strengthening these issues in your country or region after the meeting, please let us know.
If you are interested in participating in WHA74 Watch please fill in the form. Please complete the form by 31st March, 2021.
Note: As part of the coordination, PHM hope to have a preparatory calls from April to coordinate the initiative better.
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