73rd World Health Assembly (WHA73) November 2020

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  • About the WHA and official WHO information, schedule & resources
  • NCD Alliance Advocacy Resources including Briefing & Joint Statements
  • NCD Alliance Social Media Materials

About the World Health Assembly 

The 73rd Session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 17 – 21 May 2020. The second session of WHA has resumed from 9 - 14 November 2020. The WHA  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 programme budget.

For more information about WHA in general:

For more information about WHA73:

  • WHO WHA73 Documentation - check back for updates
  • Provisional Agenda WHA73 (check back in March)

  • Preliminary journal WHA73 

NCDA Advocacy Resources for the 73rd World Health Assembly

Read NCDA’s lessons learned from the first session of WHA73

This briefing note provides background and key advocacy messages on the NCD Alliance’s main priorities for the 73rd WHO World Health Assembly (WHA73). 

This briefing note provides background and key advocacy messages on the NCD Alliance’s key priorities for the resumed 73rd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA73).

Bridging the Gap - Bridging the Gap on NCDs: From global promises to local progress - Download here

This policy brief outlines the gaps in the first decade of the NCD response. Calling on the experience of NCD Alliance’s global network of people living with NCDs, advocates, campaigners and experts collected via several surveys, as well as the latest data from the World Health Organization and peer reviewed literature, the following pages identify what has been lost in translation of the global targets for NCD reduction and describe the major barriers to meaningful progress.

Keep up with NCD Alliance at WHA73 through social media

@NCDAlliance on twitter(link is external)

#WHA73 on twitter(link is external)