73rd Session of the World Health Assembly has begun

22 May 2022
73rd Session of the World Health Assembly organized by the World Health Organization has begun today in Geneva, Switzerland. 194 Member States of the WHO are taking part in this meeting from 22nd to 28th May 2022. Many important decisions regarding global health would be taken during this meeting.
The Maldivian delegation to the World Health Assembly this year is lead by Minister of Health Mr. Ahmed Naseem, accompanied by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Dr. Asim Ahmed and high-level staff of the Ministry of Health and Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Minister Naseem is scheduled to deliver the official statement at the plenary of the World Health Assembly on behalf of Maldives on the topic “Health for peace, peace for health”.
The Maldives delegation is scheduled to meet with other Member States to discuss bilateral collaborations and will also be meeting with the Director General of World Health Organization, Regional Director of South-East Asia Region, Stop TB Partnership and Global Fund.
The key decisions on the areas of sustainable financing for WHO and pandemic preparedness treaty related discussions will be held on this year’s sessions. Other areas of public health, healthcare service and healthcare workforce will also be discussed.
Similar to previous years, a Health Promotion event “Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge” was carried out today morning before the Assembly in Geneva. The main purpose of this run/walk was to promote physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future. The Maldivian delegation took part in this event.