Public health, environmental and social determinants of health (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