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India to get a lead role in WHO on May 22

By IndianMandarins- 25 Apr 2020
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With the role of WHO under scanner by many world countries for its role in handling Coronavirus cases allegedly under pressure from China, India is set to move into a leadership role at the organization. The world is fighting the outbreak of coronavirus,.

India will assume the lead position on May 22 when the executive board holds its first meeting after the World Health Assembly conference. India will replace Japan that will complete its term.

It was decided last year at the WHO Southeast Asia group unanimously that the chairperson's position will come to India. The group proposed New Delhi to the executive board for three-year terms. Further, it also nominated India for the post of chairperson held by rotation for one year among the regional groups.

On May 18, the World Health Assembly will elect executive board members to fill up the vacancies.

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