January 2018: Civil society meetings related to WHO EB142

WHO governance: The conversation continues
Civil society meetings related to WHO EB142, 19-20 January 2018

The civil society meetings ahead of the 142nd Session of the WHO EB built on a long history of civil society engagement in the governance and reform of the WHO and on joint reflection and strategizing on global health governance, undertaken by civil society institutions considering themselves as acting in the public interest.

Organizers and Host

The Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) set up by a group of civil society organizations in 2016 intends to contribute to longer-term strategic thinking and coherent and sustained action by civil society entities involved in global health advocacy in Geneva. WHO Watch, a project organized by the People’s Health Movement, is a resource for advocacy and mobilisation and an intervention in global health governance. The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, developing countries and North-South affairs. The meetings were kindly hosted by the World Council of Churches.

Programme: Download (PDF)
List of participants: The final list can be ordered at the G2H2 secretariat and will be sent to participants
Feedback: A report on the feedback received (via online form) was sent to G2H2 members and can be ordered at the G2H2 secretariat

Inputs Friday

Inputs Saturday

  • Amit Sengupta, PHM WHO Watch:
    Overview on EB agenda
    PPT presentation (PDF)
  • Antoine de Bengy, Peter Grabitz, Renée de Jong, PHM WHO Watch:
    Public Health Preparedeness and Response
    PPT presentation (PDF)
  • Peter Grabitz, PHM WHO Watch:
    Access to Medicines
    PPT presentation (PDF)
  • Sherif Olanrewaju, Dimosthenis Papadatos, PHM WHO Watch:
    Preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, to be held in 2018
    PPT presentation (PDF)
  • Lauren Paremoer and Fatima Adsa, PHM WHO Watch:
    Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
    PPT presentation (PDF)