WFPHA participation at the 154th Session of the WHO Executive Board


Jan 29, 2024

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) participated at the 154th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, held from January 22 to January 27, 2024  at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

This annual gathering brought together 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms, serving a crucial role in implementing the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly and advising on matters integral to global health governance.

As WFPHA actively participated in global health discussions, the urgent call for addressing the nexus of global health and peace remained at the forefront. The challenges posed by conflicts demand immediate attention, and the commitment to ensuring access to healthcare for all is pivotal in preventing further crises on a global scale.

WFPHA’s statement on Peace and Conflict

The WFPHA’s statement focused on the urgent need to address the complex intersection of global health and peace, emphasizing the dire consequences of conflict on public health. The statement highlighted the devastating conditions prevalent in areas of conflict, including starvation, dehydration, neglected vulnerable patients, and the widespread propagation of infections – all of which create an environment conducive to new pandemics.