CMCC at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA)

Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) hosts an assembly meeting where representatives of the United Nations’ 194 member states send high-level delegations to Geneva to participate in health planning and decision-making. This year, the 72nd WHA took place between May 20 and 28, 2019.

Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) hosts an assembly meeting where representatives of the United Nations’ 194 member states send high-level delegations to Geneva to participate in health planning and decision-making.  This year, the 72nd WHA took place between May 20 and 28, 2019. 

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has been in official relations with WHO as a Non-State Actor for over two decades.  This relationship qualifies the WFC to send a delegation to the WHA to observe the assembly, attend events and participate in meetings. 

 In recent years, CMCC faculty members Professor Pierre Côté and Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles have been part of the WFC delegations and have engaged in collaborative work with WHO in different program areas including Global Health Workforce; Integrated, People Centred Health Services; Ageing and Life Course; Disability and Rehabilitation; and International Classifications. 

This year’s WFC delegation also included CMCC faculty member Dr. Silvano Mior. Recent CMCC graduate Dr. Danielle Weisner and CMCC student Jordanne Buote also joined the delegation on behalf of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS). 

This year saw the largest CMCC representation on any WFC delegation and the College’s engagement was proactive, positive and appreciated.  CMCC is recognized by the WFC as a powerful contributor to chiropractic internationally and a strong advocate of public health both nationally and globally. Its delegates were proud ambassadors for CMCC in Geneva and demonstrated a high level of commitment to WHO priorities including its goal of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being for all at all ages.

In the photo:

L to R: Dr. Sil Mior, Dr. Danielle Weisner, Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles, Jordanne Buote (Class of 2019), Dr. Pierre Côté