Using the Geneva Health Forum to better understand the issues of the World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It meets in Geneva in May each year. It is attended by the Ministers of Health of its Member States.

Its main function is to set WHO policy. Strategies to address major health challenges are defined at this meeting.

The Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly will take place from 22-28 May 2022, two weeks after the Geneva Health Forum.

You can consult the provisional agenda of the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly at the following link: See the document

Sessions in the Geneva Health Forum programme bearing a blue caduceus will address a theme that will be debated at the World Health Assembly. These sessions will provide insight into the debates of the World Health Assembly (WHA).


WHA point 15 : Public health emergencies: preparedness and response

WHA point 13.4 : Road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030

WHA point 13.1 (e) : Progress in the implementation of the global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem and its associated goals and targets for the period 2020–2030

WHA point 13.1 (f) : Progress achieved in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and the promotion of mental health

WHA point 13.1 (j) : Draft workplan for the global coordination mechanism on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

WHA point 14 : Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030