64 World Health Assembly
16–24 May 2011
Issues related to Public Health and Environment (PHE) to be discussed at the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly (WHA) include: Cholera and mechanisms for its control and prevention, safe management of drinking-water, management of obsolete pesticides and chemicals, sound management of waste and climate change and health.
A technical briefing addressing Public health concerns of radiation will take place on 17 May from 12:30 to 14:00h in Room XII (12).
A side event on Climate change, vulnerable population protection and sustainability: from Cancun to Durban and Rio will also take place on 17 May from 18:00 to 20:00h in Room IV (4).
Cholera: mechanism for control and prevention
Strategies for the safe management of drinking-water for human consumption
Agenda items discussion this year include a resolution on water sanitation.
- Climate change and health (resolutions WHA61.19) - section C
- Improvement of health through sound management of obsolete pesticides and other obsolete chemicals (resolution WHA63.26) - section D
- Improvement of health through safe and environmentally sound waste management (resolution WHA63.25) - section E
- Ten chemicals of major public health concern
- Preventing disease through healthy environment
Protecting health from climate change: Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessment
- Health in the Green Economy
- Healthy hospitals, healthy planet, healthy people: addressing climate change in health care settings
Oral cholera vaccines in mass immunization campaigns: Guidance for Planning and Use
- Cholera outbreak: assessing the outbreak response and improving preparedness
- First steps for managing an outbreak of acute diarrhoea
- Acute diarrhoeal diseases in complex emergencies: critical steps
- JMP Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water: 2010 Update
- Video on the use of Oral Cholera Vaccines in Zanzibar
- Documentary 1 - Climate change is profoundly bad for health… as carbon goes up health goes down
- Documentary 2 - Reducing green house gases emissions can be profoundly beneficial to health…. As carbon goes down health goes up
- Documentary 3 - The health impacts of climate change are socially unjust