On the date of release of this call, the period for applications to be part the IPSF Delegation to the 73rd World Health Assembly is officially open.
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization
(WHO). Every year, the event is attended by delegations from all WHO member states and
non-state actors, with 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, appoint the Director General, supervise financial policies, and review and
approve the proposed program budget. IPSF acts as a non-state actor during this event using this opportunity to voice our opinions on matters important to us.
The 72nd World Health Assembly will be held from the 17th of May until 21st of May 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. In order to be considered for this prestigious opportunity, interested IPSF members should complete the Application form: http://forms.gle/12UXFr9juv8RUwz18, including a Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Please complete and submit the form before 22nd December 2019 23:59 GMT+0. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview. All successful applicants will be notified regarding the results of application within the weeks following interview completion. Please note successful applicants will be required to attend pre-WHA training in Geneva the weekend prior to 17 th May 2020.
Application and screening process
Only the participants who submit a fully completed application form and requirements will be considered.
Each participant will be screened by a team that is comprised of the following:
• Chairperson of Public Health
• Public Health Advocacy Coordinator
Each participant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Application Form (75%)
• Curriculum Vitae (25%)
The decision of the Organizing Team is final.
A list of candidates selected for the delegation will be provided to all applicants at the time the results are announced.
2. Passport and Visa Requirements:
The participants are responsible for their own travel and visa requirements.
Those participants who require an entry visa to Geneva, Switzerland must allow sufficient time for the application procedure.
The Organizing Team will be sending an invitation letter or any other pertinent document, as requested, to support the participant’s visa application.
3. Responsibilities of the Delegates prior to the 73rd WHA:
All participants should comply with all online trainings, lectures and reading materials provided by the Organizing Team. Moreover, all participants are expected to prepare adequately for active participation in sessions and discussions.
All participants are expected to behave and act “in character” throughout the 73rd WHA by
consistently advocating the interests of the Organization. To act “in character” also means
displaying respect for the opinions and ideas of fellow delegates, even if these may be
opposing or in conflict with yours. The head of the delegation has the right to withdraw badges if code of participation is broken and delegates act “out of character.” Disciplinary action may be taken depending on the severity of the act.
All participants should be present for the whole duration of the 73rd WHA and training
sessions before. Training sessions may be held in the weekend prior to WHA – this will be
confirmed after selection.
When necessary, the Organizing Team reserves the right to assign the participants to specific events, meetings or briefings, even if these may not be suitable to the participant’s interests or preferences.
4. Costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.)
Financial assistance from the IPSF will not be available for the WHA.
Each participant is responsible for all the costs involved in his or her participation in the WHA such as, but not limited to, the following: accommodation, travel, and food.
IPSF is not responsible for any personal loss or injury which may be incurred by the participant during the WHA.
Note: Please do not engage in any activities before knowing the result of your application.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to:
Mr Ramy Chaiblaine – Chairperson of Public Health – [email protected]
Ms Hera Ali – Public Health Advocacy Coordinator – [email protected]