2015 WHEN World Health Assembly 68

Journalists' comment corner

Maxwell Awumah

Jennifer Bakyawa

Erick Kabendera

Jolly Kamuntu

Elizabeth Lediga


This “unofficial” WHCA Action Guide is a compilation of information from the WHO website for the 68th World Health Assembly.
It includes useful information regarding the Assembly, including texts of key discussion papers and resolutions. It served as a background document to the WHEN workshop and mentoring activities during WHA68 in Geneva, 16–21 May 2015. 






The World Health Editors Network (WHEN) is an international interprofessional exchange and action platform dedicated to exploring and strengthening communications as a positive determinant of health.



Miatta Zenabu Gbanya, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Republic of Liberia is interviewed by journalists participating in the WHEN 2015.

AIM of 2015 WHEN training

The aim of this year’s  train was to raise journalist global health literacy; strengthen scientist - journalist communications; and explore the development of an African Regional Health Communication network that can enhance epidemic coverage and serve as watchdogs to monitor global health commitments.


The project selected and convened senior journalists at the WHA-68 for a training and mentoring experience that introduced participants to this most important and underreported (!), global health arena, facilitated information gathering and catalysed relationship building with global health experts. 

WHCA partner agencies solicited applications and recommended national and local journalists and other communicators for participation. In addition 3 journalism students were selected and mentored throughout the WHA68.



 WHEN 2015 Geneva WHA68 PHOTOGALLERIES: Warming upSurfing the WHA68Entering the PalaisThe serpentine round tables.