WHA 75

May. 13, 2022

Preliminary daily timetable for the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly
1. In 1979, the Thirty-second World Health Assembly, in resolution WHA32.36, decided that the Executive Board “shall fix a preliminary daily timetable for the Health Assembly’s consideration of its agenda and the General Committee shall review and approve this timetable, subsequently revising it if and when required”. At its 150th session (in January 2022), the Board considered a preliminary daily timetable for the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly, which is submitted herewith (see Annex) to the General Committee. The timetable has been drawn up on the assumption that the Health Assembly will wish to limit the time allowed to each speaker (Rule 55 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Health Assembly) and bearing in mind resolution WHA50.18 (1997) which approved the request to delegates to limit to five minutes their statements in plenary. The timetable should be considered as indicative since the actual timing of items and subitems will depend on how the work of the Health Assembly proceeds.
2. The Board decided that the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly should open on Sunday, 22 May 2022, and close no later than Saturday, 28 May 2022.1
1 Decision EB150(14).
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ANNEX
PRELIMINARY DAILY TIMETABLE FOR THE SEVENTY-FIFTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY
May 2022
Plenary
Committee A
Committee B
Other
Sunday 22
14:00
High-level welcome
1. Opening of the Health Assembly
1.1 Appointment of the Committee on Credentials
1.2 Election of the President
1.3 Election of the five Vice-Presidents, the Chairs of the main committees, and establishment of the General Committee






Upon completion of item 1.3
General Committee
Monday 23
09:00
– Presidential address
1.4 Adoption of the agenda and allocation of items to the main committees
2. Report of the Executive Board on its 149th and 150th sessions
4.1 Procedures for the conduct of the election1
3. Address by the Director-General



– General discussion
Upon commencement of the General discussion
11. Opening of the Committee

1 Depending on the format chosen for this session of the Health Assembly, it may be proposed to delete item 4.1.
Annex A75/GC/1
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May 2022
Plenary
Committee A
Committee B
Other
Monday 23 (continued)
22.2 Special arrangements for settlement of arrears [if any]
14. Review of and update on matters considered by the Executive Board
14.1 Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
14:00
Committee on Credentials
14:30
3. Address by the Director-General
– General discussion (continued)
12. Programme budget 2022–2023
• General Programme of Work results framework
13. Sustainable financing: report of the Working Group

Tuesday 24
09:00
– Report of Committee on Credentials
6. Admission of new Members and Associate Members [if any]
5. Invited speaker(s)

3. Address by the Director-General
– General discussion (continued)
16. Public health emergencies: preparedness and response
16.1 The Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme
16.2 Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies
16.3 WHO’s work in health emergencies
16.4 Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
A75/GC/1 Annex
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May 2022
Plenary
Committee A
Committee B
Other
14:30
4.2 Appointment of the Director-General (private meeting)
4.3 Contract of the Director-General (private meeting)
4.2 Appointment of the Director-General (public meeting)
4.3 Contract of the Director-General (public meeting)


Wednesday 25
09:00 and 14:30
14. Review and update of matters considered by the Board (continued)
14.1 Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (continued)
14.2 The global health sector strategies on, respectively, HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections
14.3 Global strategy for tuberculosis research and innovation
14.4 Road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030
14.5 Immunization Agenda 2030
19. Opening of Committee
20. Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan
21. Review of and update on matters considered by the Executive Board
21.1 Financing and implementation of the Programme budget 2022–2023
21.2 Scale of assessments 2022–2023
21.3 Status of collection of assessed contributions, including Member States in arrears in the payment of their contributions to an extent that would justify invoking Article 7 of the Constitution
21.4 Preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
21.5 WHO reform
• Written statements: guidelines for Member States
21.6 Global strategies and plans of action that are scheduled to expire within one year

Annex A75/GC/1
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May 2022
Plenary
Committee A
Committee B
Other
• Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property
17:30
General Committee (list for election, Executive Board)
Thursday 26
09:00 and 14:30
14.6 Infection prevention and control
14.7 Global road map on defeating meningitis by 2030
14.8 Standardization of medical devices nomenclature
15. Human resources for health
• Working for health action plan 2022–2030
• Global health and care worker compact
• WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
• Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030
21.7 Human resources: annual report
21.8 Amendments to the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules
21.9 Report of the International Civil Service Commission
22. Budget and financial matters
22.1 WHO programmatic and financial report for 2020–2021, including audited financial statements for 2021
22.3 Assessment of new Members and Associate Members [if any]
22.4 Amendments to the Financial Regulations and Financial Rules [if any]
23. Agreement with intergovernmental organizations
24. Audit and oversight matters
24.1 Report of the External Auditor
24.2 Report of the Internal Auditor
24.3 External and internal audit recommendations: progress on implementation

A75/GC/1 Annex
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May 2022
Plenary
Committee A
Committee B
Other
Friday 27
09:00 and 14:30
8. Awards
7. Executive Board: election
9. Reports of the main committees
17. Review of and update on matters considered by the Executive Board
17.1 Influenza preparedness
17.2 Global Health for Peace Initiative
17.3 Poliomyelitis
• Poliomyelitis eradication
• Polio transition planning and polio post-certification
18. Review of and update on matters considered by the Executive Board
18.1 Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
18.2 WHO Implementation Framework for Billion 3
• WHO global strategy for food safety
25. Appointment of representatives to the WHO Staff Pension Committee
26. Collaboration within the United Nations system and with other intergovernmental organizations
27. Updates and future reporting
27.1 Availability, safety and quality of blood products
27.2 Human organ and tissue transplantation
27.3 Traditional medicine
27.4 Public health dimension of the world drug problem
28. Matters for information
28.1 Progress reports
Saturday 28
09:00 and 14:30
9. Reports of the main committees (continued)
10. Closure of the Health Assembly
– Finalization of resolutions/ decisions and reports
– Finalization of resolutions/ decisions and reports
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May. 12, 2022

THE 75TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY RUNS FROM 22-28 May 2022

Delegations from the 194 World health organization member states will be attending the 75th World health assembly organized at the Palace of Nations Geneva Switzerland .
The annual assembly is the policy making organ of the Global health body , with ministers and or secretaries of health departments leading their national delegations and voting on behalf of their nations who must be in good standing financially .
This year , 10 new health scientists representing member states will replace 10 outgoing members of the executive board , whose three years term ends this 2022.
The assembly also elects and appoints the director general of the multilateral organization , an agency of the United nations . The five years term mandate of the first ever director general from Africa Ethiopia , TEDROS. G .A PhD ends in may 2022 . Dr, Tedros is the lone candidate for the post of director general for 2022 and will likely be reelected by member states when they meet this may 2022.
The WHA75 will be holding after the just ended Global Covid-19 summit 2022 co chaired by African Union president Senegal , G20 head Indonesia , G7 head Germany , Belize for Caricom and the United states .
The high level meeting on Non communicable diseases prepared the ground work for fellow colleagues to address chronic diseases in WHA75 .
Infectious diseases , like Covid 19 caused by Sars Cov 2 , mental health and drugs of abuse discussions will also take place .
The finances of the WHO and the pension scheme will feature besides the reforms requested by member states including the USA and members of the European regional body .
by
DR NTUBA AKWO THOMPSON
International political leader , Physician and communicator . Certified professional and expert Global health USA . Adviser of prime ministers and presidents .