PHM GHANA Civil Society Consultation ahead of the 70th World Health Assembly

The 70th World Health Assembly will be held in Geneva from 22 - 31 May 2017. Ahead of the Assembly, PHM Ghana convened a two-day national civil society consultation (11 to 12 May) to review in detail items that will be coming up for consideration and prepare a civil society position paper on the key items. PHM/Ghana has been involved in the WHO-Watch initiative since 2011, with three active members having previously participated and served as WHO-watchers . Furthermore, PHM Ghana has previously convened similar civil society consultations ahead of WHA, the WHO Executive Board meeting and/or the WHO Regional Committee meeting for the Africa region. The planned engagement built on previous experiences and leveraged new partnerships with the Health Services Workers' Union of TUC Ghana for greater voice and reach.

PHM/Ghana is fast establishing a distinctive niche as the lead network that mobilizes civil society actors on issues of global governance for health in the country. PHM/Ghana is committed to a strong WHO, and a strong MoH/Ghana that is well positioned to effectively contribute and influence Ghana’s preparations and positions in international health decision making.

The report of the meeting and position paper will be shared soon.

You can read a write up of the consultative meeting on one of the member's website: