18 May 2014

Angola: Health Minister At World Health Assembly in Geneva

Geneva — The Angolan Health Minister, José Van-Dunem, is in Geneva (Switzerland) since Friday, in charge of a delegation that will attend the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), which will take place on 19-24 May 2014 at the UN Palais des Nations.

The Angolan delegation, integrated by the technicians of the Ministry of Health ando f the Permanent Mission of Angola to UN in Geneva, started on Saturday their activities, having participated in a meeting of the member states of the African Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The 67th Session of the World Health Assembly will bring together Member States and Civil Society Organisations from around the world.

On Sunday, the Health Ministers of Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), whilst the opening session of the world assembly is set for Monday.

On the fringes of the assembly, the minister José Van-Dúnem will meet his counterparts of Portugal, Argentina, Cuba and Paraguay.

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.

The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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