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72nd World Health Assembly Events Announcement

72nd World Health Assembly Events Announcement


The GCM/NCD is delighted to invite you to our events for the 72nd World Health Assembly: 

Launch Event of the British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Special Collection on Solutions for NCD Prevention and Control
Monday 21st May, 14:15-14:30 in Salle des Pas Perdus, Palais des Nations. 

The BMJ special edition on NCD prevention and control is a collaborative effort of the BMJ and World Health Organization involving experts from various relevant WHO departments as lead authors along with other global experts from academia, civil society and the United Nations Organizations. 

Speakers include:

  • Dr Svetlana Akselrod (Director, WHO GCM/UNIATF)
  • Dr Kamran Abbasi (Executive Editor, BMJ)
  • Mr Thomas Cueni (Director-General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations)
  • Ms Erika Placella (Deputy Head, Global Programme Health, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).

Please note all those who have access to Palais des Nations will be able to attend. Please note there is no registration required and you can find the flyer linked here.

Learning Lab on the Knowledge Action Portal – A community driven platform for NCD information, interaction and inspiration.
Friday 24th May, 14:30-17:30 in Serpentine Hall, Palais des Nations.


The WHO Knowledge Action Portal (KAP), is a unique platform bringing together Governments, United Nations organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia, and philanthropy, in an innovative, interactive and inclusive online community. The KAP allows actors to combine knowledge, skills, and perspectives to strengthen and scale-up multisectoral and multistakeholder action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.4.

Visit the stand to receive an in-depth walkthrough of the site, explore a range of interactive components, and find the common goals to beat NCDs.
 Finally, we are happy to announce the decision by WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros, to launch the 2nd WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs,
co-chaired by Svetlana Akselrod, Director, GCM/UNIATF, and Katie Dain, CEO, NCD Alliance. This Working Group brings together leading civil society organizations representing the broad NCD agenda, alongside representatives with expertise in other areas of global health, to work together for 2 years to support an integrated approach to healthier populations and wellbeing. Activities for this period include:

  • Supporting the follow-up and implementation of the outcomes of the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs
  • Maximizing the opportunity of the 2019 UN High-level Meeting on UHC to consider NCDs and mental health in national UHC benefit packages 
  • Identifying and maximize the opportunities to forge synergies with civil society from other areas of global health to advocate in relation to prevention and control of co-morbidities and integration of services across the continuum of care

*Please note that the traditional GCM/NCD breakfast will not take place this year.