Geneva meetings and events:
Global health and related sectors

Civil Society Meetings ahead of WHA73
May 15 – May 16 all-day

Save the date! Information about the civil society meetings will be available by mid-April.

Seventy-third World Health Assembly
May 17 – May 21 all-day


…see the related decision by EB145: “The Executive Board decided that the Seventy-third World Health Assembly should be held at the Palais des Nations and the International Conference Centre in Geneva, opening on the afternoon of Sunday, 17 May 2020, and should close no later than Thursday, 21 May 2020. The Board further decided that the Programme, Budget and Administration Committee of the Executive Board should hold its thirty-second meeting on Wednesday, 13 May to Friday, 15 May 2020, at WHO headquarters, Geneva.”

73rd World Health Assembly: WHA Today by G2H2

The Health for All Film Festival
May 17 – May 21 all-day

The following is quoted from the WHO website::

“WHO invites filmmakers to participate in our inaugural film festival

Film has the unique ability to make us feel. To make us laugh, cry and think. Through the creation of compelling human-interest stories, filmmakers have the potential to influence health and catalyze change. Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action. That’s why in May 2020, on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHO will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival in Geneva.Whether you are an amateur filmmaker seeking to tell the story of change-makers in your community through the lens of your smartphone or you’re working with a production company to promote dialogue around global health challenges and solutions, WHO wants to see your story.

The Health for All Film Festival aims to put storytelling power in the hands of people and seeks to showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for health and well-being.

Filmmakers are invited to submit a short video for one of the following categories. The first two categories are open to any health issue as defined in the application rules, the third category is for videos that have special focus on nurses or midwives for the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, which will be celebrated in 2020.”

Source, contact and further information: 

Geneva Health Forum postponed to 16-18 November
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

“The overall goal of the Geneva Health Forum is to promote innovative practices that improve care access, especially in resource-poor settings. To achieve this goal, the Geneva Health Forum aims to:

  • give visibility to innovative field experiences;
  • establish a critical and constructive dialogue and promote collaborations between global health actors from different sectors including practitioners, academics, policy makers, civil society and the private sector;
  • promote interaction between actions in the field and health policy development (linking policy and practice). This applies both to guiding policies through best practices and to facilitating policy diffusion at the field level.”

GHF theme 2020: Improving access to health: learning from the field

Postponement to November: see GHF Official Statement 03.03.2020