2008 WHEN World Health Assembly 2009

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WHEN BRIEFING/WORKSHOP
WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY
18 - 19 MAY 2008 – Geneva, Switzerland

This unique event brought WHEN members together with leading global health experts who were gathered in Geneva for the World Health Assembly (WHA) (19-24 May 2008) and the biennial World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) meeting (17-18 May 2008). The event offered an early look at global health news stories related to the WHA and WHPA (see here) resolutions and actions. We focused on identifying key global health trends, emerging technologies and newsworthy events that might inform journal editorial planning and provide useful “news hooks” over the next 12 months. Additionally, the workshop gave participating editors an opportunity for inter-professional exchange/dialogue on priority issues and a chance to explore the approaches different journals are adopting to make global health news relevant to their readership.

As in most WHEN meetings, there was lively information sharing among the participants, with discussion on current projects and strategies. There was sucessful networking, which in some cases introduced near neighbours to each other from the other side of the world, who had not met until this WHEN meeting.

Health leaders and experts from many governmental, NGO, private sector and international agencies were also invited to the meeting.

WHCA also produced an "unofficial guide" to the World Health Assembly for participants. This can be downloaded here (PDF file, 841 KB).

On this page a selection of the PowerPoint presentations, along with video clips of comments and statements from the presenters, are available for viewing and download.

The full report of the meeting is available here.

For further information about the meeting, presentations, video clips or items relating to the topics discussed, please contact Franklin Apfel.

The meeting, organised by WHCA as Secretariat for WHEN, was moderated by Franklin Apfel.


Franklin Apfel
WHCA
Presentation (0.5MB)
Video Clip

John Hunt
CEO, 
FDI World Dental Federation
Video Clip
Ton Hoek
CEO, 
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
Video Clip
Otmar Kloiber
CEO, 
World Medical Association
Video Clip
Oliver Rosenbauer
Communication Officer, Polio Eradication Programme

World Health Organization HQ
Presentation (2.7MB)
Video Clip
Anna Marriott
Oxfam UK
Video Clip
Peter Kälin
Director, 
Doctors for the Environment
Video Clip
Dr Elise Johansen
Reproductive Health, 
World Health Organization HQ
Video Clip
Jitendra Khanna
Reproductive Health, 
World Health Organization HQ
Video Clip
Jo Harkness
Policy and External Affairs Director 
International Alliance of Patients' Organizations
Presentation (0.3MB)
Presentation notes (PDF)
Video Clip
Valerio Reggi
Coordinator, Medicines Regulatory Support

World Health Organization HQ
Video Clip
Bernardus Ganter
Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response
World Health Organization HQ
Presentation (3.8MB)
Video Clip
Daniel Lopez Acuna
Recovery and Transition, 
World Health Organization HQ
Video Clip
Carla AbouZahr
Department of Measurement and Health Information
World Health Organization HQ

Presentation (3.4MB)
Video Clip
Esme Berkhout
Oxfam Novib
Presentation (O.18MB)
Video Clip
Dr Jon Snaedal
President, 
World Medical Association
Video Clip
Dr Hiroko Minami
President, 
International Council of Nurses
Video Clip
Dr Burton Conrod
President, 
FDI World Dental Fededration
Video Clip
Dr Kamal M Midha
President, 
FIP International Pharmaceutical Federation
Video Clip
Dr Denise Baratti
FDI NOMA project
Video Clip
Susan Jupp
Head, Communications & Information
Global Forum for Health Research
Presentation (0.3MB)
Video Clip
Linda Carrier-Walker
International Council of Nurses
Video Clip
Rüdiger Krech
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Video Clip

The views offered by the presenters at the meeting do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the sponsoring organisations.