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World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the governing body meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO), the technical health agency of the United Nations. The WHA takes place each May at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and is attended by delegations from all 194 Member States. During the one week meeting, countries agree to resolutions, adopt action plans, supervise finances, review and approve the proposed budgets, discuss key public health issues, and determine the policies of the organization.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services leads the U.S. delegation to WHA.

HHS at the 70th World Health Assembly, May 22-31, 2017

Secretary Tom Price, M.D., led a multi-agency U.S. delegation to the 70th World Health Assembly, including several OGA staff. Review materials and look back at the discussion and events of the week-long conference which brought together top health officials and experts from around the world.


HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., Addresses the World Health Assembly

HHS Secretary Price, M.D., on Global Health Security


Secretary Price’s First Day in Geneva for 70th World Health Assembly

Secretary Price’s Second Day in Geneva for World Health Assembly

Secretary Price’s Third and Fourth Day in Geneva for World Health Assembly

Press Releases

Secretary Price Delivers Address at 70th World Health Assembly

Secretary Price Congratulates New WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Links and Resources

WHA70 Provisional Agenda - PDF

WHA70 Documentation - PDF

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Content last reviewed on June 14, 2017