Seventy-first World Health Assembly delegates walk the talk against air pollution - BreatheLife 2030
Network Updates / Geneva, Switzerland / 2018-05-22

Seventy-first World Health Assembly delegates walk the talk against air pollution:

Delegates kick off the World Health Assembly by walking the talk, threading physical fitness through the week

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More walkers for clean air at Walk the Talk, including WHO Director, Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, Dr Maria Neira. 

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.

Haile Gebrselassie, former Olympic and World Champion in athletics, businessman and president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, walking the talk for clean air.

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 71st World Health Assembly walks the talk, kicking off week-long discussions on all aspects of global public health, including 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.