WHO Watch Volunteer Information

WHO Watch: Call for Participation

Call for Watchers to participate to the World Health Assembly in May 2018

PHM is preparing for watching the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA-71) of W.H.O taking place from 21st to 26th May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The World health Assembly takes place once a year. The items on the WHA71 agenda will probably include Health emergencies, Implementation of International Health Regulations (2005), Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, Eradication of polio & Polio Transition planning, Global vaccine action plan, NCDs: UN General Assembly 2018, Addressing Global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines, Public health, innovation and intellectual property, Progress towards sustainable development goals, Global Burden of Snakebite, Safeguarding against possible conflicts of interests in nutrition programmes, Improving access to assistive technology and Health, environment and climate change.

Can you attend the WHA71 Meeting?

Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to attend the meeting, distribute PHM’s commentary, advocate our position to country delegates, and deliver statements from the floor to the meeting body. We are looking for PHM activists to join as watchers in Geneva. If you are keen in developing your knowledge on issues discussed at the meeting, and to be involved in strengthening these issues in your country or region after the meeting, please let us know. As the work is intense, being able to work under some pressure and still provide support to your co-watchers will be a great advantage. It is also important for the process if watchers are there for the full period of the meetings, including a preparatory workshop the week before the World Health Assembly. This means arrive on Monday 14th May and depart on Sunday 27th May.

If you are interested in the politics of global health governance and understanding the role that people's movements can play in UN processes, the preparatory workshop can be of interest for you. The Preparatory Workshop will be held between the 15th to 19th May and can be attended as a stand alone training workshop too.

If you are interested in possibly participating in EB142 Watch please fill in the form below. Please complete the form by 3rd March 2018. If you are able to attend only the Workshop indicate this in the form. ( please do note that a small number of watchers ( 1 or 2) will be representing each region/circle due to the team being small ( 10-12) )

M, F, other
Country and city of residence
What is your profession?
Please describe your involvement with PHM country circles and current health activism.
Please explain why do you want to participate to WHO Watch?
Please list your areas of interest?
What is your mother tongue? What other languages do you speak?
Please rate your English writing skills (excellent, good, moderate, poor)
Please rate your computer skills: excellent, good, moderate, poor.
Type Yes if you only want to attend the workshop and cannot continue during the Watching