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Get involved with WHO opportunities and global activities

NewsGet involved with WHO opportunities and global activities

There are a number of upcoming activities and opportunities with WHO and around the world for our members to get involved with. These include:

BMJ Call for Papers on Health Taxes

The World Health Organization has issued a call for papers on health taxes requesting papers that ‘focus on political economy and policy analysis as well as consider how framing can be used to advance health taxes … on products including, but not limited to, tobacco, alcohol, sugar, fossil fuels, meat and salt.’

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see more details here:


WHO & Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research: Call for proposals

WHO and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research invite proposals for:

  • Implementation research for the prevention and control of NCDs (Deadline: 30 November 2022)
  • Health policy analysis for health taxes: Lesson from countries (Deadline: 23 December 2022)


WHO Call for comment: Draft guideline on carbohydrate intake

WHO is inviting relevant stakeholders to comment on the draft guideline on carbohydrate intake through a public consultation published in October. WHO has previously issued updated guidance on free sugars intake, but further updated guidance on carbohydrate quality is needed as it is an important indicator of diet quality.  The consultation will be open until 6 November 2022.


Call for input into WHO Framework for Meaningful Engagement

The WHO has launched a web-based consultation on the Zero Draft of the WHO Framework for Meaningful Engagement of People Living with NCDs and Mental Health conditions. The Framework will support WHO and Member States in the meaningful engagement of individuals with lived experience to co-create and enhance related policies, programmes, and services.

Member States, UN organisations, non-State actors and individuals with lived experience are invited to submit their comments through e-mail to The web-based consultation is open until 14 November 2022.


Webinar on WHO Acceleration Plan for AFRO Region – 8 November 2022

The Acceleration Plan to stop obesity aims to deliver on the need to consolidate, prioritise, and accelerate country-level action against the obesity epidemic. This webinar will raise awareness on the issue of obesity in Africa, orient countries on prioritised interventions & moving towards execution, and update on the proposal to roll-out the Plan in Africa.