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Dr Harsh Vardhan to be Chairman of WHO Executive Board

Geneva: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan is to take charge as chairman of WHO Executive Board on May 22 as India was elected to the board.

India on May 19 was elected by the 73rd World Health Assembly to the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation for a period of three years.

Nine other nations have also been elected to the Executive Board.

Dr Harsh Vardhan will succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

As India was elected to the Executive Board of WHO, India nominated Dr Harsh Vardhan as the chairman. The proposal was signed by the 194-nation World Health Assembly.

India is among 10 nations that were elected by the 73rd World Health Assembly to the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation for a period of three years.

The other members include Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Oman, Republic of Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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