International Diabetes Federation supports statements at 77th WHO World Health Assembly

31 May 2024

The World Health Organization (WHO) held its  77th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva from 27 May to 1 June. The World Health Assembly is the WHO decision-making body that determines WHO policies.

Several WHA agenda items were particularly relevant for the diabetes community, including universal health coverage, emergency preparedness and preparations for the 2025 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. IDF was present and supported constituency statements on the following agenda items:

  • 11.1: Universal Health Coverage.
  • 11.2: Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
  • 13.4: WHO’s work to strengthen global governance of health emergency preparedness.
  • 15.4: Climate and Health.

Download the statements below.


WHO WHA77 Constituency Statement: Universal Health Coverage

Statement that highlights the need to prioritize essential circulatory health services in UHC benefit packages.
WHA77 Agenda Item 11.1 Constituency Statement on UHC [WHF] pdf 249KB

WHO WHA77 Constituency Statement: NCDA constituency statement NCDs

Statement that calls on the upcoming HLM on NCDs in 2025 to deliver an honest review, make strong political commitments, and reset the NCD agenda to 2030 and beyond.
WHA77 Agenda Item 11.2 NCDA constituency statement NCDs pdf 347KB

WHO WHA77 Constituency Statement: Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB)

Statement urging Member States to recognise people living with NCDs as a vulnerable population across WHO work in health emergencies.
WHA77 Agenda Item 13.4 NCDA constituency statement INB pdf 258KB

WHO WHA77 Constituency Statement: Climate and Health

Statement that urges decisive action through rapid implementation of a strong, comprehensive resolution and WHO Global Plan of Action of Climate Change and Health.
WHA77 Agenda Item 15.4 Constituency Statement on Climate and Health [WHF] pdf 356KB

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