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Harsh Vardhan participates in WHO digital info session on Covid-19 – Home Health Choices

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday participated in a digital info session of World Health Organisation (WHO) on Covid-19, forward of the Special Session of the WHO Executive Board.

The session was chaired by Jane Ellison, WHO’s Executive Director, External Relations and Governance.

“Today, I participated in a WHO virtual information session on Covid-19 chaired by Executive Director, External Relations and Governance, WHO, Jane Ellison. Member States dedicated the session to preparations for the Special Session of the WHO Executive Board,” Union Minister wrote on Twitter.

He mentioned that Director, Governing Bodies (WHO), Timothy Armstrong supplied an replace on strategies of labor being achieved at WHO in view of the coronavirus.

“Director, Governing Bodies, WHO Timothy Armstrong provided an update on methods of work and Asst DG, WHO Mariangela Simao on ACT-COVAX. Head of Secretariat, Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, WHO, Anders Nordstrom spoke on EB draft program,” Vardhan mentioned.

Director-General, WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and WHO Representative to India, Dr Hendrik Jan Bekedam had been additionally current.

“Assistant Director-General, WHO, Dr Hanan Balkhy, CEO, FINDdx, Boehme Catharina and Executive Director, Global Fund, Peter Sands provided an update on ACT-Diagnostic pillar. Director-General, WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and WHO Representative to India, Dr Hendrik Jan Bekedam were also present,” Vardhan mentioned in a subsequent tweet.

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