70th World Health Assembly
Video clips and photos
In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates "as you continue to shape the future of this Organization". She called on the Health Assembly to make “reducing inequalities” a guiding ethical principle. "WHO stands for fairness," she said. Countries should also work to improve collection of health data and make health strategies more accountable.
The Assembly Hall filled with delegates of the 70th World Health Assembly, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 22 May 2017.
Dr Veronika Skvortsova, President of the World Health Assembly and Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (left), together with Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (right), after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (centre) as the next WHO Director-General.
Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General - Family, Women's and Children's Health, answers questions in the Tuesday episode of +SocialGood at the World Health Assembly with Sir Liam Donaldson.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responding to questions from journalists, during the post-election press conference.
WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan participating in discussions "Reaching everyone, everywhere with life-saving vaccines", on 24 May 2017
Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (left) and Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, a Former Director-General (right) applauding Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General-Elect (centre) as he makes his remarks during the technical briefing on universal health coverage.
On 25 May, Thursday, the +SocialGood event focused on subjects; such as, health as a human right, women and children's health, and vector control strategy. Mario Raviglione, WHO Director of the Global Tuberculosis Programme (centre) participated in the discussions with Dr Teresa Kasaeva, Deputy-Director for Medical Care at the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (right), as Vismita Guptha-Smith (left) from WHO moderated the event.
Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women's and Children's Health during the technical briefing on health and the environment, 26 May 2017.