73rd World Health Assembly 2020: Canadian Youth Consultation

My name is Yipeng Ge, the Canadian youth delegate to the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). I will be joining the rest of the Canadian delegation, consisting of a civil society representative, and leaders and staff members from the Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio (Public Health Agency of Canada), Global Affairs Canada, and Health Canada. The WHA is the annual gathering of the highest decision-making body of the World Health Organization. It is attended by delegations from 194 Member States as well as recognized international NGOs and other partners. The 73rd WHA will be held from 17th to 21st May 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland.

As the Canadian youth delegate, it is my vision to inspire and evoke interest in global and international public health diplomacy, policy, and programming.

I hope to provide my fellow youth, students, peers, and colleagues insight into the purpose and role of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) including the organizations’ agenda-setting meetings being the WHA and the Pan American Health Organization Directing Council (PAHO DC). As well as, highlight the value and importance of engaging in global health issues, including a better understanding of Canada’s role and involvements.

I hope to effectively and compassionately represent Canadian youth and the issues in global health that matter most to them. Thus, it is with this vision and these goals, that I would like to learn more about your interests and ideas on global and international public health issues.

Please complete the following form so that I may learn more about you and gain your guidance and assistance in establishing the priorities and recommendations for me to share with the Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio in advance of the WHA.

Thank you sincerely for taking the time and energy to be a part of this movement - I look forward to learning more about you and your ideas, and being in touch!

Kind regards,

- Yipeng Ge
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Are you between the ages of 18-30 years old? (as of May 17th, 2020)? *
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Please feel free to elaborate on your previous answer on your primary interest area(s), including WHY and your background experience/expertise that has shaped your understandings/knowledge/values.
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Please rank the following topic/issue areas in order of priority for Canadian youth perspectives
Instructions: Please scroll all the way to the right to see all 17 options. Please feel free to rank as few or many topics/issues as you'd like. You are allowed to rank multiple topics/issues at a certain ranking (this is if you can't decide and if you think there is a tie for what issues matter most to you!) such as 'First Choice' or 'Second Choice', but each topic/issue can only be ranked once. The 'First Choice' would equate to your top priority topic/issue, and the lower the choice would mean lower the priority.
Primary health care
Universal health coverage: moving together to build a healthier world
Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
Global vaccine action plan
Accelerating the elimination of cervical cancer as a global public health problem
Ending tuberculosis
Integrated, people-centred eye care, including preventable blindness and impaired vision
Neglected tropical diseases
Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property
WHO Health Emergencies Programme / WHO’s work in health emergencies
Influenza preparedness
Cholera prevention and control
Poliomyelitis, Polio eradication, Polio transition planning and polio post-certification
Decade of Healthy Ageing
Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
Accelerating efforts on food safety
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Feedback (i.e. any ideas/improvements to this survey and ways to engage with you on global public health issues?)
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Would you like to be contacted (via email) for invitations for further roundtable discussion in tele/video-conferencing format? *
If yes/maybe, I will follow-up with you via the email you shared!
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