World health assembly (wha) 2016, a step forward

Author: 
Abhiruchi Galhotra and Abhisek Mishra

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of World Health Organization. Last year (2016) World Health Assembly (WHA) was being held in Geneva between the 23rd and 28th of May. It had a very heavy agenda and is reported to have had its largest attendance ever. Dr. Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization pinpointed universal health coverage as the target that underpins all others in the health aspect of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is the ultimate expression of fairness that leaves no one behind, and can meet people’s expectations for comprehensive care. There are many key resolutions of futuristic importance being taken on various diversified field starting from Nutrition, Tobacco use, Road safety to Engagement of non state actors. With a thin four-member team to represent a population of 1.2 billion, India lacked representation at the 69th meet of the World Health Assembly.

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