WHO next session to be held in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.22 / Trend, N. Ismayilova /
At the sixtieth session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently held in Moscow it was decided to hold next session of the Organization in Azerbaijan, said on Wednesday, the Azerbaijani Deputy Health Minister Elsevar Agayev said today.
"High-ranking delegations headed by health ministers and deputy health ministers from 53 WHO member countries will arrive in Azerbaijan to attend the Organization's 61st session in September-October 2011," Agayev said.
"Azerbaijan will become the second country in the CIS after Russia, which will host the WHO session," he added.
He said it was made possible as a result of socio-political stability in the country and its development.
The Sixtieth Anniversary Session of the Regional Committee of the WHO was held in Moscow Sept.13-16. It was attended by over 300 delegates from 53 member countries of the European Region of the WHO.
The session discussed issues concerning closer cooperation between the countries on effective exchange of necessary information. In particular, they talked about the fight against infectious and non-infectious diseases, timely vaccination. In addition, elimination of measles and rubella by 2015 was discussed.
The European Regional Committee of the WHO is the supreme body of the Regional Office for Europe of the organization. Its sessions are held annually in September in any European country.
During the meetings, representatives of member states formulate a regional policy in the health sector, make recommendations, supervise the activities of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and approve the budget.