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What’s up in Geneva during WHA72: Technical briefings, official side events and other meetings at the Palais des Nations and in town

As a service to the members and partners of the Geneva Global Health Hub, we publish on this page an overview of technical and political meetings taking place during the 72nd World Health Assembly at the Palais des Nations and in town.

All information published in this overview is subject to change. Please enquiry directly at the organizers and send us any updated information, if available.

Our overview includes:

  • Technical Briefings organized by the WHO Secretariat and open to WHA delegates (Source: Preliminary WHA Journal)
  • Meetings at the Palais des Nations organized by WHO Member States and open to WHA delegates (Source: Preliminary WHA Journal)
  • WHA side events at the Palais des Nations organized by non-State actors in official relations with WHO (Source: Preliminary WHA Journal)
  • Other meetings taking place in Geneva during the World Health Assembly, organized by various actors.

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Sunday 19 May 2019

09:45-13:00 hrs, Place des Nations, including pre-activities
Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge 2019
“The Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge will be a celebration of the importance of health and a recognition of the vital role that the city of Geneva plays as a hub for global health. This free event is open to people of all ages and abilities, and involves three connected routes of three, five and eight kilometres.”
Organizers: WHO and partners
Announcement and registration: Website

13:30-15:30 hrs, venue t.b.c.
NCD Alliance Civil Society Advocacy Briefing
Organizers: NCD Alliance
Source: NCD Alliance: WHA72
Enquiries: NCD Alliance

15:00-18:00 hrs, The Graduate Institute / Maison de la Paix
Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for Delegates
Organizers: Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and UN Foundation
Source and registration: Website

16:00-18:30 hrs Intercontinental Hotel
Addressing barriers to scaling and access for health innovations
Organizers: PMNCH, The Global Financing Facility and the EWEC Secretariat
Source, registration: Website

16:30-20:20 hrs, The Graduate Institute / Maison de la Paix
The Right to Be Born Healthy
Organizers: CIFF and Jhpiego
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Monday 20 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

08:00-10:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Putting Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions at the heart of UHC
Organizers: Teva, Philips, Israeli Mission to the UN, and NCD Alliance
Source, contact for requesting an invite: NCD Alliance: WHA72

08:30-10:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Innovative Solutions to Support Quality & Safety of Health Products
Organizer: Chemonics International
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

09:15-10:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Global Health Security: Data for Epidemics
Organizer:World Economic Forum
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All: a commitment to accelerating together
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
Access to medicines, vaccines and health products: A multi-dimensional approach for ensuring transparency of markets, affordable and quality products to achieve Universal Health Coverage
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Viet Nam
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXII
Safe and Affordable Surgery
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Fiji, Maldives and Tonga
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
Primary Health Care towards Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain and Zimbabwe
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

14:00-16:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinantal
Digital Natives Fight Fake Medicines
Organizer: UCL School of Pharmacy
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

17:00-19:30 hrs, ICRC Humanitarium
Surgery and Anaesthesia: conflict, poverty and development
Organizers: World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, G4 Alliance, the ICRC, Lifebox, and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition
Source, Registration: Website

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
Universal Health Coverage to deliver the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents Health: re-thinking quality midwifery education
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Canada, Canada, Fiji, India, Malawi, Nepal, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
A Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020- 2030). Ideas and propositions to reach people and build healthy societies
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Panama, Singapore and Slovenia
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Experiences on addressing NCDs risk factors and determinants
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Belize, Finland, Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka and Uruguay
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-20:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Rethinking global health: A prerequisite for achieving UHC
Organizer: NCD Alliance
Source, Registration: Website

18:00-20:00 hrs, Restaurant Vieux Bois
Adolescents: the missing population in Universal Health Coverage
Organizers: PMNCH
Source, registration: Website

18:00-21:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Financing Sustainable Community Health for All: The Importance of Women Leaders
Organizers: Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, Communities at the Heart of UHC, Living Goods, Last Mile Health, and the What to Expect Project
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

07:00-10:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Globalization 4.0: Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare
Organizer: World Economic Forum
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

07:30-09:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Emerging technologies
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

07:30-09:00 hrs, Restaurant Vieux-Bois
Childhood Obesity and the Global Syndemic – A New Narrative for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet
Organizers: World Obesity Federation, UNICEF, NCD Free, NCD Child, and EAT
Source: NCD Alliance: WHA72
Registration: Website

07:30-09:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Managed Equipped Services: Success factors for UHC and GDP growth in African countries?
Organizer: Siemens Healthineers
Source, registration: Website

08:00-10:00  hrs, The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix
No UHC without Dx (no universal health coverage without diagnostics)
Organizers: FIND, with Government of Botswana, Government of Switzerland, McGill Global Health Programs, Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva
Source, Registration: Website

08:30-10:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Ensuring Medicines Quality in National Medicines Procurement
Organizer: Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (Belgium)
More information to follow

08:30-11:20 hrs, The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix
Symposium on Innovative Financing for Global NCDs: Catalyzing and generating political buy-in for NCDs financing and advocacy and diving deeper into the implementation realities
Organizer: Health Finance Institute
Information and registration: Website

12:00-13:30 hrs, Château de Penthes
SRHR: An essential element to achieving UHC and the SDGs
Organizers: PMNCH
Source, registration: Website

12:00-14:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Precision Medicine: A Roadmap to Readiness
Organizer: World Economic Forum
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

12:00-14:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Beyond the headlines: What will it take to address the growing cancer burden?
Organizer: Roche
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

12:10-13:45 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Realizing primary health care (PHC) through enhanced community health worker support
Organizers: World Vision and TaiwanICDF
Source, registration: Website 

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Universal health coverage
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
Patient Safety and Quality of care in the face of emergencies and extreme adversity – A prerequisite to achieve Universal Health Coverage
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Iraq, Kuwait, Moldova, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
Promoting Vaccine Confidence: Enhancing Global Immunization Efforts to Protect the Health of All GenerationsOfficial Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, the United States of America and the European Union
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Geneva Press Club
Every Breath Can Do Damage: The Urgency of Air Pollution Action
Organizers: Vital Strategies and NCD Alliance
Announcement and registration: Website

12:30-14:00 hrs, International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Vaccination in an ageing world: Listening to older people
Organizer: International Longevity Centre
Announcement and registration: Website

12:30-14:30 hrs, ICRC Humanitarium
Chronic Care In Humanitarian Crises
Organized by ICRC, Danish Red Cross, Novo Nordisk, LSHTM and the Government of Denmark
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

13:00-18:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building
Launch of the Health Innovation Exchange
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

15:30-17:30 hrs, International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Prevention in an ageing world
Launch reception
Organizer: International Longevity Centre
Announcement and registration: Website

15:30-16:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building
Innovation Conversation: Engaging the Private Sector for Innovation in Health
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

15:30-17:00 hrs, Geneva Press Club
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Town Hall
Organizers: Global Health Council and partners
Source and registration: website
Livestream: here

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Universal Health Coverage and Migration: leaving no one behind
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Colombia, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Sudan
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
Partnerships for Health Systems Strengthening – Prepared for Emergencies
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Afghanistan, Colombia, Islamic Republic of Iran, and Switzerland
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
Nutrition4Health: Nutrition Innovations along with NCDs Prevention for Achieving Universal Health Coverage within the Context of the 2030 Agenda and the UN Nutrition Decade
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Albania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malawi, Montenegro, the Philippines, Tunisia and Uganda
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-20:00 hrs, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Time for concrete action – Addressing the global AMR crisis
Organizer: GARDP
Source, registration: Website

18:00-18:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Action and accountability on UHC: Building momentum towards the UN High-level meeting
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by Action contre la Faim, Global Health Council and the Save the Children Fund
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-20:30 hrs, Room H8, Campus Biotech
Geneva Screening of Snakebite Documentary “Minutes to Die”
Organisers: World Health Organization, Health Action International, Lillian Lincoln Foundation, University of Geneva, Geneva University Hospitals
Announcement, registration: website

18:00-20:00 hrs, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix
The healthiest city: science and practice to promote urban health
Organiser: Boston University School of Public Health
Announcement, registration: website

18:00-20:00 hrs, Restaurant Vieux-Bois
Profiting from profit: aligning private sector interests with UHC goals
Organisers: UHC2030, WEF. WHO, IAP
Announcement: website

18:00-19:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Digital Health in Africa: How do we best support UHC in cities and remote areas alike?
Organizer: Siemens Healthineers
Source, registration: Website

18:00-19:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Getting there faster – How we can use R&D, Innovation and Access to accelerate progress on SDG3
Organizer: WHO, Wellcome Trust
Source, registration: Website

18:15-20:00 hrs, Beau-Rivage
Why we all need to do more for dementia
Organized by Alzheimer’s Disease International
Source and registration: Website

18:30-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building, Serpentine
High-Level Panel on Leveraging Innovations for SDG3
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

19:00-21:30 hrs, Château de Penthes
Addressing the shortfall of 18 million health workers
Organizer: Global Health Workforce Network
Information and registration: Website

19:00-19:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Palliative Care and Universal Health Coverage: a component of Primary Health Care
Official side event to the WHA.
Organized by the delegation of Malaysia and International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, International Association for the Study of Pain, International Council of Nurses, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, Union for International Cancer Control, World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists and Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

07:30-09:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Ebola, Pandemics, and Biological Weapons
Organizers: NTI | bio, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security, and the Future of Humanity Institute
Source, Registration: Website

08:00-10:00 hrs, Geneva Press Club
How Communities Can Deliver UHC for Women and Adolescents
Organizers: Communities At The Heart of UHC, Pathfinder International, and the What To Expect Project
Source, Registration: Website

08:30-09:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Harnessing Global Momentum in Mental Health: Public-Private Collaboration
Organizer: World Economic Forum
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

08:30-10:00 hrs, CAGI
Putting prevention at the centre of UHC (focus on nutrition)
Organizer: Water Aid, World Obesity Federation and co-organizers
Source: Invitation received by e-mail
Enquiries, registration: E-mail

08:30-10:00 hrs, Musée Ariana
Building Country Capacity for Global Health Security
Organizer: Chemonics International
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

08:30-17:00 hrs, Campus Biotech
International Vaccination & Capacity Workshop 2019 
Organizer: World Federation of Public Health Associations
Announcement and registration: Website

12:00-14:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Chagas Disease: Breaking the Silence
Organizer: World Heart Federation  in collaboration with the Chagas Coalition
Source, registration: website

12:00 hrs, Geneva Press Club
Leaving no one behind: Leading with equity from the community to the hospital through a comprehensive UHC delivery strategy
Partners in Health
Source, registration: website

12:00-13:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building
Innovation Pitches
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Mental health: time to scale-up
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Universal health coverage: good governance, multi-sectoral actions for UHC – partnership and paradoxes
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of France, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Luxembourg, Spain and Thailand
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIV
Epilepsy: A Public Health Priority
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Colombia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and Zambia
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:30 hrs, The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix
Is Democracy Good for Health? A discussion on the political determinants of health
Organizer: Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute
Source, registration: website

13:00-14:00 hrs, International Red Cross Museum
Health for All: Gene and Cell Therapies in Universal Health Coverage
Organized by TIF, the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
Source, registration: website

13:00-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building
Innovation Conversation: Technology Innovations to End AIDS and TB
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Malaria: stepping up the fight to reach public health objectives for 2030
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Argentina, Benin, Colombia, Djibouti, France, Gabon, India, Latvia, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda and Senegal
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VIII
First do no harm’: why water, sanitation and hygiene must be a priority for quality healthcare, protecting patient safety and tackling AMR
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Eswatini, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Tanzania and Zambia
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-18:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Achieving women’s and girls’ health and human rights: Putting gender equality at the center of Universal Health Coverage
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by International Planned Parenthood Federation, International Women’s Health Coalition and Women Deliver
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-20:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Joining forces to fight CVD in people with diabetes: pathways to solutions
Organizers: World Heart Federation
Source, registration: Website

18:00-20:00 hrs, Restaurant Vieux-Bois
The Role of Government in Welcoming the Voice of the People
Organizers: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and Every Woman Every Child, The Independent Accountability Panel, CORE Group and the organizations of the Citizen-Led Accountability Coalition (CLAC; The International Planned Parenthood Federation; Save the Children International; the White Ribbon Alliance; World Vision International).
Source, registration: Website

18:30-21:00 hrs, Hotel Warwick
ME-BYO Technology and Innovation Promotion from Kanagawa Prefecture
Organizer: Prefectural Government of Kanagawa, Japan
Source, registration: Website

19:00-20:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Joining forces to fight CVD in people with diabetes: pathways to solutions
Organized by the World Heart Federation
Source, registration: Website

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Thursday 23 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

07:30-09:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Primary Health Care for All, Starting with Better Measurement
Organizer: Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI)
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

07:45-09:30 hrs, Chateau de Penthes
Leave no one behind on the road to UHC: where are women, children and adolescents?
Organized by The Independent Accountability Panel, OECD, PMNCH and the EWEC Secretariat
Source, Registration: Website

08:00-09:30 hrs, Restaurant Vieux-Bois
The Convention on the Rights of the Child & SDG 3
Organized by NCD Child, the American Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Association, NCD Alliance
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

12:00-14:00 hrs, ICRC Museum
Universal Health Coverage: Including Rare Diseases to leave no one behind
Organizer: Rare Diseases International
Source, Registration: Website

12:00-14:00 hrs, Restaurant Vieux-Bois
The Steps Beyond the Science: Challenges in bringing global health products to market in a sustainable way
Organizer: GSK
Source, Registration: Website

12:00-14:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Inequity in NCDs: Making the Case for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Organized by the World Heart Federation
Source, registration: Website

12:00-13:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building
Innovation Pitches
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Investing in jobs
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Effective implementation of home-based records to improve maternal, newborn and child health towards achievement of UHC: leaving no one behind
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Afghanistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Netherlands and the Philippines
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
How transformational digital technologies can contribute to leave no one behind in UHC: the case of rare diseases
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Argentina, Colombia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kuwait, Romania and the European Union
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-13:45 hrs, Permanent Mission of Canada
How Do We Get to 50/50?: Discussion on the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report Equality Works
Organized by Global Affairs Canada/ Global Health 5050
Source, Registration: GHC events calendar

12:30-13:45 hrs, The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix
The Road to Universal Health Coverage: Innovation, Equity and the New Health Economy
Organized by The Graduate Institute, Global Health Centre
Source, Registration: website

13:00-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Door 40, E Building
Innovation Conversation: Social Innovations for Systems for Health
Organizers: UNAIDS and partners
Information and registration: Website

15:00-16:30 hrs, Musée Ariana
Transforming primary healthcare in the digital age: the impact and sustainability of clinical decision support tools
Organized by FIND, with Terre des hommes
Source, Registration: website

15:30-17:00 hrs, Campus Biotech
Vaccine Hesitancy as a Challenge to Primary Health Care: Tackling the Problem with Young Generation of Healthcare Providers
Organized by IPSF and others
Source: E-mail; Registration: website

17:00-19:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Accelerating Progress towards Surgical Equity in Universal Health Coverage
Organized by Smile Train, KidsOR, The Henry Family Advised Fund, COSECSA, G4 Alliance and West African College of Surgeons (WACS)
Source and registration: Website

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Emergency Care Systems for UHC: Ensuring timely care for the acutely ill and injured
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Eswatini, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Air pollution, Climate change, Oceans and Health
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Chile, Fiji, Maldives, Monaco and Norway
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-18:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Leaving no one behind? Tracking “health for all” from rhetoric to reality
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by Childhood Cancer International, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), Medicines Patent Pool, RAD-AID International, Union for International Cancer Control, World Cancer Research Fund International, World Obesity Federation, World Stroke Organization and Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance.
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Restaurant Vieux-Bois
Launch of Snakebite Roadmap 
Official side event to WHA72
Organizer: World Health Organization
RSVP: obaran@who.int

18:30-21:30 hrs, Intercontinental Hotel
Invest in health workers
Side event and reception
Organizer: World Health Organization
Information and registration: Website

18:00-20:00 hrs, International Red Cross Museum
Universal Health Coverage: Including Rare Diseases to leave no one behind
Organized by RDI in collaboration with TIF, EURORDIS and Orphanet
Source, registration: website

18:30-19.30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Cinema Room
Geneva premiere of MTV Shuga: Down South II
Hosted by WHO, Unitaid and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation
Source, registration: Website

19:00-19:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Boosting community-led responses to reaching the most marginalized communities: from local communities, to primary health care to UHC
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and Medicus Mundi International
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Friday 24 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

07:30-09:30 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Driving UHC in Asia and Africa through Community Led Innovation
Organized by Amref Health Africa and Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Source: E-mail communication
Enquiries: E-mail

08:30-11:00 hrs, Hotel Intercontinental
Putting Quality Medicines & Diagnostics at the Heart of Quality Care
Organized by United States Pharmacopeia and IntraHealth
Source, Registration: Website

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Green, sustainable climate-resilient health care facilities
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII
Promoting local production of medicines and other health technologies:
official launch of the interagency statement

WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Towards the Sixth Replenishment, scaling up the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Eswatini and Zimbabwe
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA)

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VIII
Let’s get real: Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Well Being
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Mozambique, Portugal, Slovenia and Uruguay
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

12:30-14:30 hrs, venue t.b.c.
Assessing the implications of the development of new cell and gene-based therapies (including CAR T and CRISPR): What role should @WHO play?
Organizer: KEI
Source: e-mail communication
Information and registration: e-mail

14:30-16:00 hrs, The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix
Shrinking Space for SRHR and Civil Society: How can NGOs reclaim their space?
Organized by Medicus Mundi International and The Graduate Institute, Global Health Centre.
Co-organizers: Cordaid and Medicus Mundi Switzerland
Announcement and registration: Website

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VII
Disease Prevention: the role of Primary Healthcare in achieving Sustainable, Universal Health Coverage
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Bahrain, Estonia, Oman and Turkey
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room VIII
Development of Primary Health Care (PHC) with contribution of the Biotechnology industry for Cuba and other countries. South-South Cooperation
Official Member States side event to WHA72
Organized by the delegations of Algeria, Bolivia, Cuba, Islamic Republic of Iran, Nicaragua, Qatar and the Russian Federation
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-18:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
WHO-Civil Society Collaboration to Drive Progress on Climate Change and Health
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by Alliance for Health Promotion
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-19:30hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Quality, Equity, Dignity & UHC: Best practices across sectors
Organized by Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Source and registration: Website

19:00-19:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Cross-Sectoral Collaboration and Leadership in the Energy-Health Nexus
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by United Nations Foundation
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

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Saturday 25 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

11:30-13:30 hrs, Maison de la Paix
UN High-Level Meeting on UHC and Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing for All (GAP)
Lunch briefing as side event to the MMI Assembly
Organized by Medicus Mundi International – Network Health for All
Source, registration: Website

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Monday 27 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

12:30-14:00 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room XII
Towards healthier populations: a new vision
WHA Technical Briefing
Organizer: WHO Secretariat
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

18:00-18:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Building Resilience and Strengthening Global Health Security in Crisis-Affected Settings through Investing in Community Health Workers
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by Amref Health Africa and International Rescue Committee
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

19:00-19:50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
Nuclear Weapons Today: An Update of the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War and the Medical Role in Preventing it
Official “non-state actor” side event to the WHA.
Organized by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, World Federation of Public Health Associations and World Medical Association
Source: Preliminary Journal of the WHA

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Palais des Nations
72nd World Health Assembly #WHA72 
Agenda, documentation, programme of work: here
Civil society statements: here
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Live webstream: not yet available

Send your announcement or update to info@g2h2.org.

Past days/events

Friday 17 May 2019

09:00-18:00 hrs, Ecumenical Centre
WHO, civil society and “non-State actors”:
How to deal with a difficult relationship?
First day of civil society meeting ahead of WHA142
Organizer: G2H2 working group on WHO governance
Host: World Council of Churches
Announcement and registration: website

Saturday 18 May 2019

09:00-10:45 hrs, Maison des Associations
G2H2 Annual General Meeting
Organizer: Geneva Global Health Hub
Contact: info@g2h2.org

11:00-18:00 hrs, Maison des Associations
Civil society perspectives on selected global health topics:
72nd World Health Assembly and beyond
From analysing and sharing to strategizing and cooperating
Second day of civil society meeting ahead of WHA142
Organizer: G2H2 and its members
Announcement and registration: website

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The World Health Assembly will end on Tuesday 28 May 2019
Events taking place after this date will be posted in our regular events calendar

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