IF meets WHO champions at the WHA77

27 May 2024

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision-making body, where the Member States come together to vote. It usually takes place in May and is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States. The assembly focuses on a specific health-related agenda prepared by the Executive Board (WHO EB).

This year marks the seventy-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA77) where we celebrate one year  one year after the WHO EB  decided to recommend to the WHA76 the adoption of the following draft resolution ‘Accelerating efforts for preventing micronutrient deficiencies and their consequences, including spina bifida and other neural tube defects, through safe and effective food fortification’.

During the WHA77, IF Secretary General – Dr Sylvia Roozen had the pleasure to meet Dr Luz De Regil (Head, Food Policy and Action, WHO) and Dr Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas (Head, Global Health Initiatives, WHO) to further strengthen a joint approach to ensure social protection for food security and nutrition for all!