Time and Date: May 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EST.
Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201.
Status: Open, but requiring RSVP to OGA.RSVP@hhs.gov by April 27,
Purpose: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is
charged with leading the U.S. delegation to the 70th World Health
Assembly and will hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on
Friday, May 5 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 705A of the Hubert
H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201.
The Stakeholder Listening Session will help the HHS Office of
Global Affairs prepare the U.S. delegation for the World Health
Assembly by taking full advantage of the knowledge, ideas, feedback,
and suggestions from communities that are interested in and may be
affected by agenda items to be discussed at the 70th World Health
Assembly. Your input will contribute to informing U.S. positions as we
negotiate with our international colleagues at the World Health
Assembly on these important health topics.
The listening session will be organized by agenda item, and
participation is welcome from all individuals, particularly members of
stakeholder communities, including the following:
- Public health and advocacy groups;
- State, local, and Tribal groups;
- Private industry;
- Minority health organizations; and
- Academic and scientific organizations.
All agenda items to be discussed at the 70th World Health Assembly
can be found at this Web site: http://apps.who.int/gb/e/e_wha70.html.
RSVP: Due to security restrictions for entry into the HHS Hubert H.
Humphrey Building, RSVPs are required for this event. Please send your
full name and organization to OGA.RSVP@hhs.gov. If you are not a U.S.
citizen, please note this in the subject line of your RSVP. Our office
will contact you to gain additional biographical information required
for your clearance. Photo identification for all attendees is required
for building access without exception. Please RSVP no later than
Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Written comments are welcome and encouraged, even if you are
planning on attending in person. Please send your written comments to
We look forward to hearing your comments related to the 70th World
Health Assembly agenda items.