74th World Health Assembly

May 24, 2021 12:00am EDT to June 01, 2021 11:55pm EDT
The WHA74 will take place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and fairer world.
World Health Organization

IntraHealth International is joining our colleagues from around the world at the 74th World Health Assembly. As an organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), we'll be there advocating for the health workforce and highlighting their role in ending this pandemic—and preventing the next.

Read our statement on the health workforce.

World Health Assembly Week of Action

WHO's #ApplauseIsNotEnough rallying cry has brought the world’s attention to the fact that we have a moral and practical obligation to care for health and care workers who continue to make personal sacrifices to deliver the best care they can, often in challenging environments.

To support the WHO’s efforts, IntraHealth is joining other Act for Health Workers campaign partners—Seed Global Health, Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), the G4 Alliance, and Smile Train—to host a Week of Action on social media, May 24 to June 1, 2021. This week-long effort builds on the FHWC’s Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Health Workforce Teams and highlights urgent actions world leaders, governments, policymakers, funders, and civil society must take to support the health of health and care workers.

Join the conversation and raise your voice for health and care workers. #ActForHealthWorkers


Our Participation

Panel Discussions

Protect All People: Accelerating Progress on the COVID Vaccines
Date(s): Monday, May 24, 9:00am EDT
Location: Health leaders, influencers, and frontline health workers will share their perspectives and recommendations on delivering care and building trust in the context of vaccine resistance. This virtual event is sponsored by Seed Global Health and The Access Challenge as part of the One by One: Target COVID-19 campaign. Register.
Presenter(s): Samson Radeny, chief of party for the IntraHealth-led Ingobyi Project; H.E. Dr. Mohamed Juddeg Jalloh, vice president of Sierra Leone; Dr. Joyce Moriku Kadueu, minister of state for primary health care in Uganda; Professor Muhammed Yunus, Nobel Peace laureate; Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, deputy director of Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention; Dr. Austin Demby, minister of health and sanitation for Sierra Leone.
Hindsight is 2020: Investing in the Health of Health and Care Workers
Date(s): Tuesday, May 25, 9:00am EDT
Location: IntraHealth will cosponsor this virtual event along with other partners on the Act for Health Workers Campaign —Seed Global Health, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, The G4 Alliance, and Smile Train. Tune in to hear directly from health and care workers and experts about: - How we can protect health worker rights, responsibilities, and decent work, including supporting the distinct needs of women in the workplace; - Specific resources governments and global leaders must invest in to support health and care workers; - Ways in which communities, advocates, and influencers together can make certain that health and care workers' recommendations are heard and acted on by policymakers. Register here.
Presenter(s): Margaret Odera, a community health worker in Kenya that IntraHealth connected to storytelling for advocacy training; Annet Kanyunyuzi, president of Midwife Association, Uganda; Mike Calipayan, a nurse in The Philippines; Amanda Banda, co-chair of Health Workers for All Coalition; Carolina Haylock-Loor, President of the Honduran Society for Anesthesia – Sociedad Hondurena de Anestesiología, Reanimacíon y Dolor; and Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO Seed Global Health and critical care physician.
The Future of the Global HIV/AIDS Health Workforce
Date(s): Wednesday, May 26, 9:00am EDT
Location: The Frontline Health Workers Coalition, for which IntraHealth leads the Secretariat, will cosponsor this event with AVAC, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and The Global AIDS Policy Partners (GAPP). Speakers will highlight PEPFAR’s contribution to training and educating health workers and discuss how future HIV/AIDS programming can best buttress the health workforce of afflicted countries, work in partnership with those countries to ensure sustainability, and integrate programs to mitigate negative impacts. Register here.
Presenter(s): Yari Joice Eluzai, key population outreach nurse for IntraHealth's Advancing HIV & AIDS Epidemic Control Activity; Diana Frymus, Health Workforce Branch Chief, USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS; Dr. Mary Nandili, Kenya Nursing Director, Kenya Ministry of Health; Dr. Dimitri Suffrin, HIV/TB Director, Partners In Health, Malawi.


Samson Radeny

Chief of Party, Ingobyi Project

Yari Joice Eluzai

Key population outreach nurse, Advancing HIV & AIDS Epidemic Control Activity