World Health +SocialGood

The fifth year of the World Health +SocialGood event was broadcasted live from the World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, WHA is attended by delegations from all 194 World Health Organization (WHO) Member States.

WHA focuses on a health agenda that covers a wide range of key global health issues from non-communicable diseases, to nutrition, to emergency outbreaks, to universal health coverage. This year, WHO’s 70th anniversary, Member States voted on the Director-General’s General Programme of Work that will guide the organization through 2023. Learn more about the 71st World Health Assembly here.

On May 22, 23, and 24, at the seventy-first WHA, WHO and the United Nations Foundation partnered to produce World Health +SocialGood.

Through a daily live, 30-minute online broadcast, World Health +SocialGood provided insight into the major issues being debated at the World Health Assembly, while offering exclusive, original content and conversations with experts — including opportunities for viewers to ask questions.

Find our three day program and added highlights below!

Day 1: Bringing Health to All: Universal Health Coverage / Celebrating 70 Years of WHO

  • Universal health coverage: what it means and how we can achieve it
  • Smallpox: the story of eradication

Find our summary of the conversation here. Watch the full program here:

Day 2: Promoting Health: Keeping Healthy in Today’s World

  • Air pollution
  • Transfats
  • Assistive technologies
  • Maternal, child and adolescent health

Find our summary of the conversation here. Watch the full program here:

Day 3: Keeping the World Safe and Protecting the Vulnerable: Working in Outbreaks and Emergencies

  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Cox’s Bazar
  • Vaccination to prevent and contain outbreaks
  • EPI: the early days
  • Influenza: prevention and control

Find our summary of the conversation here. Watch the full program here:

Find other exciting coverage of our time at the World Health Assembly here.