The participants of the 75th World Health Assembly opening on May 22 in Geneva pay special attention to strengthening the support of the international association to respond to likely situations, taking into account the lessons of the pandemic. Representatives of 194 WHO member states, including Russia, will take part in the next annual edition of the World Health Organization (WHO), which will enter into force in 2019 as part of the global standard.
The key theme of the forum will be “Health for the world, the world for health”. In addition to preparing to respond to good years, delegates will discuss the 2023-2030 roadmap for noncommunicable disease prevention, exploring organizations and other issues.
The Assembly appoints the Director-General of WHO for a five-year term of office. At the January session of the Executive Committee of the organization, WHO was nominated for this post Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ethiopia).
On the eve of the assembly, Ghebreyesus announced that the pandemic had “undermined progress on health targets under the Sustainable Development Goals and exposed inequalities within and between countries.” The current situation requires more than just a “return to normal” in healthcare, he said.
“We need a new approach, which means shifting the priority and focusing on high-value activities,” the CEO concluded.
Russia will take an active part in August, a TASS correspondent was told at the permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
“We expected to work productively with colleagues to review global health issues,” said a senior diplomat in the diplomatic chamber. – Our delegation will be infected by the Minister of Health of Russia Mikhail Murashko“.
Commenting on the covering media about the possible withdrawal of Russia from the WHO, the agency’s interlocutor noted that these are rumors that “simply do not evaluate coverage.”