EB148 Watch: Policy Briefs, Statements and Agenda

The People’s Health Movement’s WHO Watch team will followed the executive Board meeting of World health Organisation held from 18-26 January, 2021. The Watching team consisted of Aletha Wallace
(Belgium), Alice Kuan (USA), Maria Giulia Loffreda (UK/Italy), Laura Nyiha (Kenya), Luciani Martins Ricardi (Brazil), Priyanka Gupta (Nepal), Rajeev B R (India), Rhiannon Osborne (UK), Shriyuta Abhishek (India), Surbhi Shrivastava (India/USA). PHM, in collaboration with Medicus Mundi International, deliver statements at the meeting. See links to the statements presented by PHM at EB148 below.

5. Global action on patient safety
6. UNGA HLM- NCDs and Oral Health
7. Access to effective treatments for cancer and rare and orphan diseases
8. GSPOA on public health, innovation and intellectual property
9. Antimicrobial resistance
10. Substandard and falsified medical products
11. Standardization of medical devices nomenclature
13. Integrated people centred eye care
14.1 COVID-19 response
14.2 WHO’s work in health emergencies
14.3 Mental health preparedness and response for the COVID-19 pandemic
14.4 Public health implications of implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
15.2 Polio transition planning and polio post-certification
16. Social determinants of health

In addition to the statements, there have been interviews and articles on the discussions of the EB-148.

Jasper Thys (Viva Salud) interviewed EB148 WHO Watch team member Aletha Wallace on the significant discussions of the EB 148 and the WHO role in the present pandemic crisis. The interview can be accessed – click here 

An article ‘ WHO Executive Board 148: A year after the Covid-19 public health emergency’ covering the discussions and debates of the EB148 in the backdrop of one year of Covid-19 has been written by WHO-Watch team for Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Geneva Office). The article can be accessed- click here