Assignment: World Health Assembly

Assignment: World Health Assembly

Assignment: World Health Assembly

Chapter 7 Application Exercises 1 and 2

  1. Visit the ICD-11 website ( (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) and locate the information on Topic Advisory Groups. What is the role of the clinical topic advisory groups? Which diseases or domain areas are represented? What is the relationship of the Topic Advisory groups to the Revision Steering Group?
  2. Visit the ICD-11 website ( (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) and locate the information on the ICD-11 beta draft. Then answer the following questions:
    • What are the caveats listed for the ICD-11 beta draft?
    • What is the date ICD-11 will be presented to the World Health Assembly?
    • What is a known issue for which a planned solution is in the works?

Chapter 8 Application Exercises 1, 2, and 3

  1. Go to  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.and locate the release notes for the last monthly update.
    • Write a report summarizing the contents of the update
  2. Go to the daily med website ( (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.). Search on Lasix
    • What are the RxNorm normal forms for Lasix? How many RxCUIs are there for Lasix?
  3. Use your search engine to locate information about the RxNorm Current Prescribable Content (CPC).
    • What is the CPC? What is its purpose? What does it include? What does it not include?

Assignment Guidelines

  • You have the choice to write a two-page paper, double spaced, or create a multimedia presentation to respond to the exercises
Senior health officials from World Health Organization (WHO) Member States travel to Geneva every year to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA). 
WHO’s work is reviewed, new goals are defined, and new tasks are allocated at WHA. 
The WHA’s key responsibilities include determining WHO policies, appointing the Director-General, supervising financial policies, and reviewing and approving proposed program budgets.


There are two types of meetings held at WHA, each with particular purpose:
Committees convene to discuss technical and health issues (Committee A), as well as financial and managerial issues (Committee B), and to approve resolution texts before they are presented to the plenary meeting.


Plenary is gathering of all WHA representatives. 
The World Health Assembly meets in plenary many times to hear reports and vote on recommendations sent by the committees. 
At the plenary, the Director-General and Member States also speak to the delegates.


Furthermore, technical briefings on specific public health topics are organized independently to present current discoveries in the field, give place for debate, and allow for information sharing.


Prior to the Assembly, an agenda containing list of discussion topics will be provided. 
The program is not timed, and while the Chair usually goes through the issues in order, amendments to the agenda may be made if the Chair so chooses. 
Each topic will be discussed for as long as it takes to get through it, so timing during the proceedings will be highly approximate.


Other stakeholders, such as non-state entities having official links with WHO, are authorized to observe the WHA proceedings and participate in technical briefings and official side activities, in addition to Member States.