UPDATE May 13, 2022 – The listening session has taken place, but HHS Office of Global Affairs will continue to receive written comments from stakeholders. Submit a comment on this page.
Update – Clip of Dustin Bryce from Interest of Justice, WCH Coalition Partner, at the Stakeholder Listening Session for 75th World Health Assembly
More clips will be added to this post as we publish them. The Stakeholder Listening Session for 75th World Health Assembly was not recorded by HHS.
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Comment on the 75th World Health Assembly Agenda Items –
Background: The WHO is working towards amendments to the International Health Regulations 22 – 28 May 2022, and simultaneously, a new pandemic treaty to be finalised by 2024.
Note: There is no indication if the written comments will be published in the Federal Register or not — we don’t know if these comments will be broadcast or published by HHS.
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This Friday, May 13, the US HHS Office of Global Affairs will host a Stakeholder Listening Session to gather input on the 75th World Health Assembly, including the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations, happening later this month.
Stakeholder communities including health and advocacy groups, local and Indigenous groups, private industry representatives, minority health organizations, and academic or scientific organizations have been invited to participate.
We’ve compiled the most important details below so you can quickly and easily RSVP and/or submit a written comment right from this page. The full details are available here.
Take action today by submitting your RSVP to join the virtual listening session happening this Friday, May 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT. You can also submit a written comment whether or not you plan to attend virtually.
RSVP to the HHS Office of Global Affairs Stakeholder Listening Session for 75th World Health Assembly
Date: May 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
Location: Virtual, link shared with registered participants prior to session
Participation: Open, but requiring RSVP. Please send your full name, email address, and organization to OG******@hh*.gov.
Additionally: Written comments are welcome and encouraged, even if you are planning on attending the virtual session.
What is the US HHS and why do they care?
They lead a delegation to the World Health Assembly, which takes places each May in Geneva, Switzerland. At this week-long 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.” According to the US HHS, they prepare by hosting a Stakeholder Listening Session ahead of the WHA during which they seek input from “all communities interested in and affected by” the agenda items discussed during the WHA.
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