Sixtieth World Health Assembly
Date: 14-23 May 2007
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization. It meets in Geneva in May each year, and is attended by delegations from the 193 Member States. The main function of the Health Assembly is to determine the policies of the Organization.
In its 60th session, the Health Assembly discussed a number of public health issues and adopted two key resolutions on pandemic influenza preparedness and public health, innovation and intellectual property. Other issues discussed included the application of the International Health Regulations; smallpox eradication; noncommunicable diseases; better medicines for children; and progress in the rational use of medicines.
The Health Assembly also adopted resolutions on the technical and administrative work of WHO and approved the largest-ever budget for the Organization.