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  • World Health Assembly
    The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO, attended by delegations from all Member States. It meets in Geneva in May each year.
  • Executive Board
    The main functions of the Executive Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work.
  • Regional Committees
    WHO Regional Committees meet annually to set policy and approve budgets and programmes of work for each of the six WHO regions.

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Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health through the Life-course.


A mother and child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.