People’s Health Movement – PHM is preparing for watching the 144th Executive Board meeting (EB-142) of WHO taking place from 24th January to 1st February 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board meeting takes place twice a year. The items on the EB144 agenda will probably include Health emergencies, Implementation of International Health Regulations (2005), Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, Eradication of polio & Polio Transition , Health, environment and climate change,Human Resources for Health, Promoting the health of refugees and migrants, Addressing Global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines, Public health, innovation and intellectual property, Progress towards sustainable development goals, Eleventh revision of International Classification of Diseases and Mechanism on substandard and falsified medical products.
Can you attend the EB144 Meeting?
Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to attend the meeting, distribute PHM’s commentary, advocate our position to country delegates, and deliver statements from the floor to the meeting body. We are looking for PHM activists to join as watchers in Geneva. If you are keen in developing your knowledge on issues discussed at the meeting, and to be involved in strengthening these issues in your country or region after the meeting, please let us know. As the work is intense, being able to work under some pressure and still provide support to your co-watchers will be a great advantage. It is also important for the process if watchers are there for the full period of the meetings, including a preparatory workshop the week before the Executive Board . This means arrive on Friday 18th May and depart on Friday 1st February.
If you are interested in the politics of global health governance and understanding the role that people’s movements can play in UN processes, the preparatory workshop can be of interest for you. The Preparatory Workshop will be held between the 19th to 23rd January and can be attended as a stand alone training workshop too.
If you are interested in possibly participating in EB144 Watch please fill in the form. Please complete the form by 15th November 2018. If you are able to attend only the Workshop indicate this in the form. ( please do note that a small number of watchers ( 1 or 2) will be representing each region/circle due to the team being small ( 8-10) )