WHO Watch: Call for Participation

Call for Watchers to participate to the Executive Board in January 2020

PHM is preparing for watching the 146th Executive Board meeting of W.H.O taking place from 3rd to 8th February in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Assembly takes place once and Executive Board meeting takes place twice a year. The items on the EB146 agenda will probably include Primary health care, Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, Global vaccine action plan, Accelerating the elimination of cervical cancer as a global public health problem, Ending tuberculosis, Epilepsy, Public health emergencies: preparedness and response, Poliomyelitis, Decade of Healthy Ageing, Maternal, infant and young child nutrition.

Can you attend the EB146 Meeting?

Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to attend the meeting, distribute PHM’s commentary, advocate our position to country delegates, and deliver statements from the floor to the meeting body. We are looking for 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 process if watchers are there for the full period of the meetings, including a preparatory workshop the week before the Executive Board . This means arrive on Monday 27th January and depart 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 can be of interest for you. The Preparatory Workshop will be held between the 28th to 31st February and can be attended as a stand alone training workshop too.

If you are interested in possibly participating in EB146 Watch please fill in the form below. Please complete the form by 25th October 2019. If you are able to attend only the Workshop indicate this in the form. ( please do note that a small number of watchers ( 1 or 2) will be representing each region/circle due to the team being small ( 8-10) ).


click here for the application form