Former Olympic and World Champion in athletics, businessman and president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Haile Gebrselassie, joined delegates to the 71st World Health Assembly as they “walked the talk” for universal healthcare *#Health4All), fitness and good air quality.
The 8 kilometre walk from the Place des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, attracted hundreds of participants in all, many holding BreatheLife placards that highlighted the health impacts of air pollution.
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of World Health Organization. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.
The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.
This year’s Health Assembly takes place on 21–26 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. You can watch the proceedings live and on-demand here.