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Dr Harsh Vardhan to be appointed as the chairman of WHO Executive Board

New Delhi- Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan is all set to take charge as chairman of World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board on May 21.

Dr Harsh Vardhan

The Executive Board meeting will be held in May 22. The Executive Board consists of 34 technically qualified members for 3 years term. The members states in current Executive Board are from :

Africa

Benin
Burkina Faso
Eswatini,
Gabon,
Kenya,
United Republic of Tanzania,
Zambia.

From Americas 

Argentina,
Brazil,
Chile,
Grenada,
Guyana,
United States Of America.

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From South East Asia

Bangladesh,
Indonesia,
Sri Lanka.

From Europe

Austria,
Georgia,
Finland,
Germany,
Israel,
Italy,
Romania,
Tajikistan.

From Eastern Mediterranean

Djibouti
Iraq
Sudan
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates

From Western Pacific

Australia
China
Japan
Singapore
Tonga

The chairman post is held rotation for one year among regional groups. The function of the Executive Board is to implement the policies and the decisions taken by the Health Assembly and facilitate its work.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had participated in 73rd World Health Assembly via Video Conferencing. “We, in India, undertook the COVID-19 challenge with the highest level of political commitment. Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, personally monitored the situation and ensured a pre-emptive, pro-active and graded response, leaving no stones unturned to contain the deadly virus from spreading,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

Vardhan would replace Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, as the Chairman of Executive Board. The proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the Executive Board was signed by 194 nation of World Health Assembly on Tuesday.

Dr Harsh Vardhan is an Otolaryngologist and is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Earth Sciences in Narendra Modi led government.

Sourav Chakraborty
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