WHO Watch for 152nd Executive Board Meeting of WHO: Call for Participation

Call for Watchers to participate in the Executive Board Meeting of WHO (January-February 2023 – in person)

PHM is preparing for watching the 152nd Executive Board meeting (EB152) of World Health Organisation. The session will take place from 30th January to 7th February in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Assembly takes place once and Executive Board meeting takes place twice a year. The items on the EB152 agenda will probably include Universal Health Coverage, Public health emergencies: preparedness and response (including Covid19 response), Prevention and Control of  Non Communicable Diseases, Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, Polio Myelitis, Social Determinants of Health, among others.

Can you attend the EB152 Meeting?

Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to attend the meeting, work on PHM’s commentary, collaborate with civil society colleagues, advocate our positions and deliver statements from the floor during the meeting. We are looking for young 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 watchers to be available for the full period of the meetings, including a preparatory workshop the week before the Executive Board meeting. This means arriving on Sunday, 22 January and departing on 8th February.

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 will be of interest for you. The Preparatory workshop will also help the watchers acquaint themselves with the agenda topics and work on them. The preparatory workshop will be held between 23rd and 28th January in Geneva.

If you are interested in participating in EB152 WHO Watch, please fill in the form below. Please complete the form by 20th November, 2022. (Please note that only a small number of watchers (1 or 2) will be selected from each region as the team will be small (8-10).

Click here for the Application Form