Minister of Health of Uzbekistan elected Vice-President of World Health Assembly
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Fakhri Vakilov – Trend:
Minister of Health of Uzbekistan Alisher Shadmanov has been elected Vice-President of the World Health Assembly (WHA) from the European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 20, Trend reports with reference to the press service of Uzbek Foreign Ministry.
This testifies to the recognition of large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan and aimed at preserving and further improving the system of public health, creating conditions for raising a healthy generation and developing preventive medicine.
The World Health Assembly is the highest body of WHO. Its main functions are to determine the directions of WHO activity, select the Director General of the organization, and approve and control the budget. The President of the Assembly and his five deputies are elected one from each WHO region and alternately preside over the plenary sessions of the WHA.
About 3,000 delegates from more than 190 countries including about 150 ministers of health and high ranking representatives of leading international organizations, large corporations, international foundations and academia are taking part in this session of WHA.
Attainments of Uzbekistan in the field of health were reflected in the speech of the WHO Director-General Tedros Adkhanom Gebreyesus at the opening of the WHA session. In particular, he stressed that Uzbekistan is among the few countries in the world which have achieved the complete eradication of malaria on its territory.
The event agenda includes a presentation by the head of the Uzbek delegation at the plenary session, as well as bilateral meetings with the leadership of WHO and the heads of delegations of foreign countries for a substantive discussion of priority issues of development and strengthening cooperation in the health sector.
The World Health Assembly will continue until May 28.
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