144th session of the WHO Executive Board © NCDA / L. Westerman
January 2019, 144th session of the WHO Executive Board © NCDA / L. Westerman

What's coming up at the 150th WHO Executive Board

18th January 2022

The 150th WHO Executive Board (EB150) will begin on 24th January and will run until 29th January 2022 when the Member States will agree upon the agenda and resolutions to be considered by the WHO World Health Assembly. 

This year, the WHO EB agenda shall be based upon four pillars:

  • Pillar 1: One billion more people benefitting from universal health coverage;
  • Pillar 2: One billion more people better protected from health emergencies;
  • Pillar 3: One billion more people enjoying better health and well-being;
  • Pillar 4: More effective and efficient WHO providing better support to countries. 

Within these pillars, the NCD Alliance has identified key items that are relevant for the global NCD agenda, which you can read in our Advocacy Briefing. Our key call to action is to urge Member States to consider the report on the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and to adopt a draft decision recommending submission of the draft policy instruments contained in the following Annexes for its adoption at the 75th World Health Assembly: 

  • Annex 1 (Draft implementation road map 2023-2030- for the global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs),
  • Annex 2 (Draft recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses within national noncommunicable disease programmes, including potential targets),
  • Annex 3 (Draft global strategy on oral health),
  • Annex 4 (Draft recommendations on how to strengthen the design and implementation of policies, including those for resilient health systems and health services and infrastructure, to treat people living with NCDs and to prevent and control their risk factors in humanitarian emergencies),
  • Annex 7 (Draft intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders in support of UHC),
  • Annex 8 (Draft action plan (2022–2030) to effectively implement the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol as a public health priority),
  • Annex 9 (Draft recommendations for the prevention and management of obesity over the life course, including potential targets),
  • Annex 10 (Draft workplan for the global coordination mechanism on the prevention and control of NCDs). 
You can also access the following WHO EB resources:

Click here to access NCD Alliance's Advocacy Briefing - EB 150