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India to get a lead role in WHO on May 22

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.

25 Apr 2020
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Mismanagement and Cover-up: US halts funding to WHO

The US President Donald Trump, on 14 April, announced halting America's funding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid ongoing review to assess WHO’s role in "severely mismanaging and covering up" the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Responding to Trump’s decision UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that It was "not the time to reduce the resources for the operations of the World Health Organisation or any other humanitarian organization in the fight against the virus”.

15 Apr 2020
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India to get a lead role in WHO on May 22

By IndianMandarins 25 Apr 2020

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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Mismanagement and Cover-up: US halts funding to WHO

By IndianMandarins 15 Apr 2020

The US President Donald Trump, on 14 April, announced halting America's funding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid ongoing review to assess WHO’s role in "severely mismanaging and covering up" the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Responding to Trump’s decision UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that It was "not the time to reduce the resources for the operations of the World Health Organisation or any other humanitarian organization in the fight against the virus”.

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Rajasthan: WHO recognised Health Dept’s work in the field of tobacco control

By IndianMandarins 02 Jun 2019

The World Health Organization awarded Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department for its achievements in the field of tobacco control. The department’s Additional Chief Secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh (IAS), received the award at a function to mark ‘World No Tobacco Day’ in New Delhi on Friday. The Health Department of the State was the only government body in the country recognised by WHO for its tobacco-free initiatives.


NITI Aayog Member Dr V K Paul, WHO South Asia chief, Union Health Secretary Ms Preety Sudan, Additional Secretary (MoHFW)  Sanjeeva Kumar (IAS) and Joint Secretary Vikas Sheel (IAS) also attended the award function


WHO selected five organisations from the South-East Asian region for this prestigious award. WHO recognises individuals and institutions in each of the six WHO regions every year for accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Three other organisations in the SE Asian region were selected from Thailand and Indonesia, while the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (New Delhi) too was among the recipients of the award.

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NBCC bags 220 Cr order for redevelopment of WHO building

By IndianMandarins 30 Jan 2019

State-owned Navratna PSU NBCC (India) Limited, on January 30, entered into a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and WHO-SEARO for the redevelopment of World Health Organisation (WHO) – SEARO building in New Delhi at cost of Rs 228 crore.

 

In presence of Jaggat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister, MoHFW, Government of India, a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement was signed among Mrs Preeti Sudan, Secretary, MoHFW; Mrs Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO-SEARO and Rajendra Chaudhari, Director (Commercial), NBCC (I) Ltd. Another bipartite agreement was signed between Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary (International Health) MoHFW and Director (Commercial), NBCC.

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