The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Sixty-sixth session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva during 20โ€“28 May 2013. To learn more, click here.

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