76th World Health Assembly (WHA 76)

In 2023, the seventy-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA76) will take place in Geneva from 21 to 30 May 2023 with proceedings available via live stream.

The World Health Assembly is the WHO's decision-making body. It's convened every year in May and its main functions are to determine WHO policies, programmes and budgets, in addition to appointing the Director-General. 

WHA76 Resources and Events

Invest In and Engage People Living With Noncommunicable Diseases: Next Steps to Realise Universal Health Coverage

Monday 22nd May 2023; 18:30 – 20:00 CEST followed by a reception
Hotel InterContinental (Geneva) with virtual participation
Co-hosted by NCD Alliance, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust


This event on the sidelines of the 76th World Health Assembly aims to explore global progress on the inclusion of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in UHC, highlight the benefits of investing in NCDs at the national level, and emphasize the importance of involving civil society organizations and people living with NCDs in UHC governance and decision-making roles.

Unpacking the expansion of NCD ‘best buys’ and their investment case: What does it mean for national NCD prevention and control?

Tuesday, 23rd May 2023, 18:00 – 19:30 CEST followed by a reception.
La Pastorale (Geneva) with virtual participation 

This event will convene governments and global thought leaders to discuss what the expansion of the NCD ‘best buys’ and their investment case means for national NCD prevention and control, and why it is important that these menu of policy options is regularly updated, together with the provision of guidance on how to best prioritise these measures.