M'sia to attend WHO executive board meeting in Geneva

22/1/2022 7:23:00 AM

M'sia to attend WHO executive board meeting in Geneva

M'sia to attend WHO executive board meeting in Geneva

PUTRAJAYA: A Malaysian delegation led by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will take part in the 150th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) executive board meeting to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from Jan 24 to 29.

Khairy is scheduled to deliver the country statement as well as intervention statement on the agenda of the meeting, including the Global Strategy for Tuberculosis Research and Innovation; Immunisation Agenda 2030; WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety, and the Road Map for Neglected Tropical Disease 2021-2030, said the Ministry in a statement on Saturday (Jan 22).

Malaysia has been appointed as a WHO executive board member representing the Western Pacific region for a period of three years from May 2021 to May 2024 with other WHO executive board members.Describing Malaysia’s participation in the WHO executive board as important, the Ministry said the meeting will discuss commitments, policies, programme implementation status and the direction of the health sector which had been agreed by consensus under the WHO.

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