DHAKA: A six-day long the 65th session of the World Health Assembly began in Geneva.
Representatives of 193 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), including Bangladesh have participated in the assembly.
In the inaugural session held on Monday, Dr Margaret Chan was reelected Director General of the WHO for the second consecutive term.
The Health Assembly is set to discuss a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, Millennium Development Goals, non-communicable diseases, mental disorders, nutrition and adolescent pregnancy.
The Health Assembly will also discuss the programme budget, administration and management matters of WHO.
A high-level Bangladesh delegation led by Health Minister Professor Dr Ruhal Haque attended the assembly to present the health services in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh delegation includes Health Adviser to the Prime Minister Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health Ministry Dr Murad Hasan, Additional Secretary of the ministry M Shafiqul Islam Laskar, President of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) Prof Dr Mahmud Hasan, Secretary General Prof Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed, Director BMRC Prof Habibe Millat, Chairman of Bangladesh Homeopathic Board Dr Dilip Kumar Roy, BMA Treasurer Ehsanul Kabir and Secretary General of Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners` Association Dr Md Jamal Uddin Chowdhury.
BDST: 1930 HRS, MAY 22, 2012
Edited by: Mohammed Humayun Kabir, Sr Newsroom Editor, M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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