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  • 2021 World Health Assembly (WHA74)

    12th February 2021

    The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. It is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. 

  • 70th session of the WHO World Health Assembly (WHA70)

    05th May 2017

    The 70th WHA will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 22-31 May. We will be regularly updating this page with details of NCD related events, advocacy materials and official statements. 

  • Uniting for action: Operationalising the Global Diabetes Compact to improve access to care for people living with diabetes

    21st June 2021

    To ensure that the 74th WHA outcomes truly meet the needs of people living with diabetes, join us on Friday 25th June, virtually, to explore the next steps for key stakeholders and for people living with diabetes worldwide. 

  • Social Participation Works: Engaging those left behind to drive UHC

    11th May 2021

    Engaging communities and leaving no-one behind is central to achieving the transformative promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, governments and global health institutions have failed to meaningfully engage diverse communities in the UHC processes, and any attempts to date have been slow and inconsistent.

  • Investing in Health: NCD Prevention and COVID-19 Recovery

    11th May 2021

    Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, lung disease and cancer account for 7 out of 10 deaths worldwide, with inequitable impacts where poverty is high. As the world continues to navigate the pandemic, governments must prioritize smart and strategic investments to reduce the growing burden of NCDs and close the widening health gaps due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the sidelines of the 74th World Health Assembly, Vital Strategies and NCD Alliance invite you to a virtual discussion on proven policies that governments can adopt to tilt away from ill health and showcase examples of leadership on NCD prevention.