How does the annual World Health Assembly support infection prevention? And what is it?

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

This is not a conference, you can’t apply and pay to attend. This is not about Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), or any other specialty professionals showing off their studies or their insights. This is about people, every day people and how determining the policies alongside country led action will help meet the constitution that WHO has highlighted since its establishment in 1948.

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