India to chair WHO executive board; Dr Harsh Vardhan to take charge on May 22

India to chair WHO executive board; Dr Harsh Vardhan to take charge on May 22

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is set to take charge as the chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) executive board on May 22, according to highly placed to sources at the Ministry Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 

Dr Harsh Vardhan had on Monday participated in the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) via video conferencing. 

The new executive board comprising 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms, will meet on May 22. The chairman’s post is held by rotation for one year among regional groups. 
The main functions of the Board are to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly and facilitate its work.

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