75th World Health Assembly

May 22, 2022 12:00am EDT to May 28, 2022 11:55pm EDT

IntraHealth International is joining colleagues from around the world at the 75th 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.

Our Participation

Panel Discussions

WHA75 Strategic Roundtable – Radical reorientation of health systems towards primary health care as the foundation of universal health coverage: The best and only choice to achieve universal health coverage
Date(s): Wednesday, May 25, 1:00pm CEST
More Information: The COVID pandemic has exposed the limitations of most health systems. In response to the crisis, a WHO position paper was released in October 2021, “Building health systems resilience towards UHC and health security during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond”. This paper insists on the importance of urgently and smartly investing in primary health care, the essential public health functions and health systems foundations across many countries. In this roundtable, we will hear why a radical reorientation of health systems toward primary health care is crucial. We will hear first-hand reflections from two countries and will learn from major international financial institutions, bilateral donors and nongovernmental organizations about how they can collectively support countries in reorienting their health systems towards primary health care.
Location: The Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
Presenter(s): Janet Muriuki

Pre-Assembly Events

Informal WHA75 pre-meeting for Member States, non-State actors in official relations and the Secretariat
Date(s): Thursday, April 21, 9:30am EDT
Location: Watch the recording here.
Presenter(s): Janet Muriuki

Side Events

SwitchPoint Future League Virtual Exchange
Date(s): Thursday, May 26, 9:00am EDT
More Information: The SwitchPoint Future League will host an inclusive and interactive event highlighting what they have learned and what they are working toward. Throughout the year, they are sending in transmissions that dig into pressing health issues through interviews with their peers, policy leaders, children, artists, and other advocates and are making a creative and powerful stand for the healthy future we all hope for. The program will feature transmissions, interviews, special performances, and a high-level panel about the health challenges we're facing today and their solutions.
Location: Register here.
Presenter(s): Polly Dunford, Janet Muriuki, Samson Radeny
From Resolution to Action: Investing in the Health and Care Workforce
Date(s): Friday, May 27, 6:00pm CEST
More Information: The 75th World Health Assembly will include the Director-General’s report and a proposed resolution, tabled by Croatia and Ethiopia, to adopt the Working for Health Action Plan (2022-2030). Now is the time to set this important agenda in motion, and engage Member States, partners, and regional and global health workforce initiatives on the coordinated actions that are needed to protect, safeguard, and invest in the health and care workforce. Join us in person for a critical discussion on next steps, followed by refreshments. Register here.
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland


Polly Dunford

President and CEO

David Bryden

Senior advocacy & policy advisor

Janet Muriuki

Senior director of health workforce development

Samson Radeny

Chief of party, Ingobyi Project, Rwanda