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Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly

The President of the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly Dr Christos Patsalides with Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, Deputy Director-General of WHO, moments before the opening plenary
WHO/Pierre Albouy

The Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva during 21–26 May 2012. At this session, the Health Assembly discussed a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, noncommunicable diseases, mental disorders, nutrition, Millennium Development Goals, adolescent pregnancy, polio eradication, financing of research and development, International Health Regulations, and the WHO reform process. It adopted a number of resolutions on these issues.

The Health Assembly also appointed Dr Margaret Chan for a second five-year term as Director-General of WHO.