India assumes the Presidency of the WHA, the top decision making body of the World Health organisation (WHO) after a gap of 19 years. The 68th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) is heald at Geneva betwwen May 18 – May 27. Leading a high level Indian delegation to the assesmbly, Minister of Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda will preside over the 68th session of WHA.

On the sidelines of WHA, The Union Minister is expected to participate in a number of bilateral and multilateral meetings including the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting, 8th NAM Health Ministers’ Meeting and BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting. The official statement read, “The Assembly is expected to deliberate on key issues of global interest including anti-microbial resistance, air pollution and health, global health emergency, preparedness and surveillance, global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property, and research and development in neglected tropical diseases.” Prior to the reception for health ministers , J P Nadda and Dr. Margaret Chan Director-General, WHO will jointly inaugurate a photo exhibition ‘Yoga for All, Yoga for Health’.

The Economic Times

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