76th World Health Assembly at Geneva

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76th-World-Health-Assembly-at-GenevaUnion Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will represent India in the 76th World Health Assembly at Geneva, Switzerland to be held from 21st to 30th May 2023.

An overview of the news

  • In line with India's commitment to a healthier world, the Union Health Minister will deliver the keynote address at the side events of 'Heal in India and Heal by India' as well as 'Together We Fight Against TB'.

  • During his stay till 24 May 2023, Mandaviya will participate in various bilateral meetings with countries across the world.

  • He will promote opportunities for health-related cooperation among the participating countries.

  • The bilateral meetings will engage representatives from Singapore, France, Netherlands, USA, Bangladesh, Argentina, Brazil, Qatar and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

  • Additionally, a multilateral meeting is also scheduled with representatives from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China and South-Africa).

Key agenda for assembly

  • Discussions and deliberations on the issues of Universal Health Coverage. 

  • Public Health Emergencies 

  • Health & Well-Being

  • Emphasising the importance of global collaborations and partnerships for building resilient global health architecture. 

  • Collectively striving to achieve Universal Health Coverage through value-based healthcare.

About 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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