Women Deliver at the 77th World Health Assembly – Women Deliver

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Women Deliver at the 77th World Health Assembly

The 77th World Health Assembly (WHA77), held from May 27 to June 1, 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the most influential global spaces for setting global health policies and norms. It shapes WHO policies and outlines the organization’s future plans and budget. This year’s theme is “All for Health, Health for All.” WHA77 is particularly significant as it offers the opportunity to integrate meaningful social participation — actively involving diverse stakeholders, including community members and civil society, in decision-making — into universal health coverage (UHC) policies, address climate change-related health risks and adaptation strategies, and enhance the recognition of civil society and advocates as partners in achieving global health goals.

Women Deliver will attend WHA77 to advocate for its priorities and those of the Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC. Women Deliver’s overarching goal is to advance SRHR and bodily autonomy for all, particularly adolescent girls. Key areas of focus include reinforcing the link between UHC and the climate crisis and safeguarding language around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality, and gender-responsiveness, which recently faced pushback from Member States during the January WHO Executive Board Meeting.