72nd Session of the WHO World Health Assembly (Geneva, Switzerland)

From May 20, 2019 08:00 until May 28, 2019 17:00
Posted by Carlos Dieter
Categories: Seminar
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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 program budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

Some issues being addressed by Member States this year include: (1) WHO’s priority focus on harmonizing Health Technology (HT) Nomenclature; and (2) a Workforce report inviting action to address the current shortage of competent biomedical and clinical engineers to address HT lifecycle management issues.  IFMBE will get an opportunity to deliver a short report on our priority needs.