Global Health Centre

Introduction to the 75th World Health Assembly: Charting a Path to the Triple Billion Targets in a Pandemic Era

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Online and In-Person Event, 11am CEST

Venue: Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Chem. Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

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The Global Health Centre and the United Nations Foundation will co-host their annual briefing on 22 May 2022 to preview the key issues being considered at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) and explain WHA modalities for delegates, non-state actors, the media, and general audiences. The event will highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Triple Billion Targets, and diverse efforts to make progress on this programme of work.



  • Steven Solomon, Principal Legal Officer, World Health Organization
  • Magda Robalo, Global Managing Director, Women in Global Health
  • Kate O’Brien, Director, Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization
  • Benn McGrady, Legal Technical Officer, World Health Organization
  • Agnès Soucat, Head, Division of Health and Social Protection, Agence Française de Développement
  • Mohamed Eissa, Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues, International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)
  • Githinji Gitahi, Group Chief Executive Officer, AMREF Health Africa
  • Abdou Salam Gueye, Regional Emergency Director, Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization

Speakers' biographies



  • Jenny Lei Ravelo, Senior Reporter, Devex
  • Priti Patnaik, Founding Editor, Geneva Health Files
  • Elaine Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief & Director, Health Policy Watch

 A reception will follow the discussion. Please register on this page to attend the event in person. If you are not in Geneva, you will be able to follow the live stream.



Jointly organised by:

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Media Partner for the event

health policy watch