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Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly

The Sixty-sixth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva during 20–28 May 2013. The WHA is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the WHA are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr Shigeru Omi

Dr Shigeru Omi

President of Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly


Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Chairperson of the African Union

Ms Gunilla Carlsson

Minister of International Development Cooperation, Sweden

Dr Jim Yong Kim

World Bank Group President