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72nd World Health Assembly and related events - MMI participation and contributions

72nd World Health Assembly and related events - MMI participation and contributions

Geneva, 16-28 May 2019. This year's World Health Assembly (WHA) was again a week full of intensive debates on key global health issues, both within the formal Committee meetings and in a never ending series of formal and informal side events (see overview provided by G2H2). You might consult the great WHO Tracker website for an overview and analysis of key WHA agenda items from a critical civil society point of view.


The MMI Network at the 72nd WHA

The MMI delegation included Network and project representatives, in particular from our Global Health Governance team, our working group on Effective Health Cooperation and the joint PHM/MMI WHO Watch project.

As an organization in official relations with WHO, the Medicus Mundi International Network submitted a number of statements under WHA agenda items concerning technical issues.


MMI Network: key events during the 72nd WHA

  • Friday 17 May and Saturday 18 May 2019
    G2H2 Civil society meetings ahead of the WHA
    The global health governance team of the MMI Network has been a co-organizer of a civil society strategy meetings for some years. In 2016, we handed over this role of a convenor to the "Geneva Global Health Hub" (G2H2) project hosted by the MMI Geneva office. Nevertheless, MMI was engaged in the 2019 civil society meetings ahead of the World Health Assembly in many ways.
    Website: here
  • Thursday, 23 May 19.00-19.50 hrs, Palais des Nations, Room IX
    Boosting community-led responses to reaching the most marginalized
    communities: from local communities, to primary health care to UHC

    Official WHA non-state actor side event, organized by Stichting Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), supported by Medicus Mundi International. WHA registration required (see above)
    Website: here

  • Friday 24 May 2019, 14.30-16.00 hrs at the Maison de la Paix
    Are NGOs spoiling our societies?
    Shrinking space for civil society organizations engaged in SRHR
    MMI side event to the World Health Assembly, hosted by the Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute, and co-organized by Cordaid and Medicus Mundi Switzerland
  • Saturday 25 May 2019, 9:30-11:30 hrs at the Maison de la Paix
    MMI Annual General Assembly

Enquiries: Thomas Schwarz
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