Seventy-third World Health Assembly

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News:The 73rd World Health Assembly will be conducted virtually due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts:

  • The World Health Assembly(WHA) is the forum through which the World Health Organization(WHO) is governed by its 194 member states. 
  • It is the world’s highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states.
  • The members of the WHA generally meet every year in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Functions: To determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.