Public Health and Environment (PHE)

64 World Health Assembly

Geneva, Switzerland
16–24 May 2011

Issues related to Public Health and Environment (PHE) to be discussed at the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly (WHA) include: Cholera and mechanisms for its control and prevention, safe management of drinking-water, management of obsolete pesticides and chemicals, sound management of waste and climate change and health.

A technical briefing addressing Public health concerns of radiation will take place on 17 May from 12:30 to 14:00h in Room XII (12).

A side event on Climate change, vulnerable population protection and sustainability: from Cancun to Durban and Rio will also take place on 17 May from 18:00 to 20:00h in Room IV (4).

Cholera: mechanism for control and prevention

A woman taking care of her child at a cholera treatment centre in Zimbabwe.
WHO/Paul Garwood

Agenda items discussion this year include a resolution on cholera.

Strategies for the safe management of drinking-water for human consumption

WHO/Marko Kokic

PHE Resolutions