WHO Regional Committee meeting begins

The Regional Committee for South-East Asia of the World Health Organization (WHO) is holding their 72nd session in New Delhi, India on Monday.

The session is held once a year to discuss ways to secure and develop health and safety within the region, and will be attended by leading officials of the health sector and representatives of all 11 Member States of the Region.

Health Minister Abdulla Ameen will represent Maldives at the session along with Maldives Ambassador to India Aishath Mohamed Didi. Starting Monday, the meeting comes to a close this Friday.

Emergency situations faced by the Health Ministry will be addressed this year, as well as cautionary practices to prepare for such events. Moreover, to aid in this development, a policy will be passed entitled "Delhi Declaration on Emergency Preparations in the South East Asia Region".

In addition to discussing health issues within the region, there will be talk of efforts made among countries to eradicate TB. A regional action plan created to tackle the effects of a changing environment on health and safety will also be reviewed in the session.