Sixty-second World Health Assembly

Dr Margaret Chan addressing the 62nd World Health Assembly.

WHO/Cédric Vincensini

Date: 18-22 May 2009
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The 62nd session of the World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva during 18-22 May 2009. At this session, the Health Assembly is scheduled to discuss a number of public health issues, including:

  • pandemic influenza preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits;
  • implementation of the International Health Regulations;
  • primary health care, including health system strengthening;
  • social determinants of health; and
  • monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals.

The Health Assembly will also discuss the programme budget, administration and management matters of WHO.

Dr Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization words

Influenza A(H1N1) – update 33: 19 May 2009 — As of 06:00 GMT, 19 May 2009, 40 countries have officially reported 9830 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 79 deaths. Influenza A (H1N1): update and general situation.

In Porcisan we want to follow this 62th World Health Assembly and we will published the update decissions on influenza A (H1N1).

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