72nd World Health Assembly (WHA72)

This page will be updated as information becomes available. 

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  • About the WHA
  • Webinar including preparations for WHA
  • Official WHO information, schedule and resources
  • NCD Alliance Activities and Events
  • NCD-related Activities & Events - regularly updated calendar
  • NCD Alliance & Joint Statements
  • NCDA Advocacy resources

About the World Health Assembly 

The 72nd Session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 20 – 28 May 2019. The WHA 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 programme budget.

Visit the WHO Governing Bodies Website for more information. 

WHO WHA72 Documentation check back for updates

  • Provisional WHA72 Agenda (at 18 January 2019) Click on image below

  • Walk the Talk - HealthForAll Challenge - Sunday 19th May 2019 click on image below


  • NCDA Civil Society Advocacy Briefing - for full and associate NCDA members and NGO supporters

Access to NCD Alliance's 2019 Advocacy Briefing for WHA72 can only be guaranteed to NCDA members (full and associate) and NGO supporters - each member/partner can register two participants per organisation. If you are not already a full or associate member or NGO supporter of NCDA, and would like to guarantee your participation at the Advocacy Briefing, you can learn more about NCDA membership and how to apply (by 3rd May) here

Keep up with NCD Alliance at WHA72 through social media

@NCDAlliance on twitter(link is external)

#WHA72 on twitter(link is external)

#WHA72 & #NCDs on twitter