ILEP at the 72nd World Health Assembly

We have written short précis on four topics that may be of interest to ILEP Members. 

  • The speech of WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros, in the WHA Opening Session referred to Universal Health Coverage, primary health care, reforms to the WHO, and three key takeaway messages for delegates. See a summary report here.
  • WHO delivered a briefing on Universal Health Coverage, which is considered fundamental if the world is to achieve SDG 3. This included coverage of the UHC Partnership and the UHC 2030 initiative. See a summary report here.
  • Global Action Plan for healthy lives and well-being for All’ is a WHO strategy for UHC being carried forward by some of the large multilateral organisations. See a summary report here.
  • WHO delivered two briefings on digital technologies in health, one focused mainly on rare diseases. The recent creation in WHO of the new post of Chief Scientist is giving impetus to digital developments. See a summary report here.