World Health Assembly Sets Stage for Global Health Advancements, Kenyan Health Minister Takes Center Stage
Geneva, May 21, 2023 - The opening session of the World Health Assembly witnessed a powerful presence as Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha S. Susan led the Kenyan delegation, propelling the global health agenda towards transformative advancements.
This highly anticipated gathering, comprised of representatives from 194 Member States, serves as the foremost decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), setting the stage for crucial discussions on pressing global health issues.
As the World Health Organization commemorates its 75th anniversary, the opening session assumes an even greater significance. Under the theme "WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all," delegates converge in Geneva to deliberate and determine policies that will shape the future of healthcare worldwide.
The session's agenda encompasses an array of paramount topics, including the proposed program budget for 2024-2025, the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030), Universal Health Coverage (UHC), standardization of medical devices nomenclature, and preparedness for public health emergencies.
At the forefront of this monumental gathering, Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha leads the Kenyan delegation, assuming a pivotal role in shaping key decisions and strategies. Her expertise and insights contribute to the discussions, driving global health progress. In addition to the formal assembly meetings, the Kenyan delegation will actively engage in technical briefings, attend side events, and conduct bilateral meetings with key stakeholders and partners. These interactions provide invaluable opportunities to foster collaboration, exchange best practices, and forge partnerships that will propel global health initiatives.
The opening session of the World Health Assembly sets the tone for meaningful discussions and collaboration among global health leaders.