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Sixty-second World Health Assembly

Date: 18-22 May 2009
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The 62nd session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva during 18-22 May 2009. At this session, the Health Assembly discussed a number of public health issues, including:

  • pandemic influenza preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits;
  • implementation of the International Health Regulations;
  • primary health care, including health system strengthening;
  • social determinants of health; and
  • monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals.

The Health Assembly also discussed the programme budget, administration and management matters of WHO.

SPEECHES

Dr Margaret Chan

Opening address

WHO Director-General

Nimal S. De Silva

President, 62nd World Health Assembly

Ban Ki-moon

Transcript

United Nations Secretary-General

Sarah Brown

Transcript

Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

WHO: World Immunization Week 2014 - Know, Check, Protect

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