76th Session of
the World Health Assembly organized by the World Health Organization has begun
today in Geneva, Switzerland. 194 Member States of the WHO are taking part in
this meeting from 21st to 30th May 2023. Many important
decisions regarding global health would be taken during this meeting.
The Maldivian delegation to
the World Health Assembly this year is lead by Minister of Health Order of the
Dignified Rule of the Muleege Dynasty Ahmed Naseem, accompanied by the
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Dr. Asim Ahmed
and high-level staff of the Ministry of Health and Permanent Mission of
Maldives to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Minister Naseem is scheduled
to deliver the official statement at the plenary of the World Health Assembly
on behalf of Maldives on the topic “WHO at 75: Saving lives, Driving health for
The Maldives delegation is
scheduled to meet with other Member States to discuss bilateral collaborations
and will also be meeting with the Director General of World Health
Organization, Regional Director of South-East Asia Region, Stop TB Partnership
The key decisions on the
areas of sustainable financing for WHO and pandemic preparedness treaty related
discussions will be held on this year’s sessions. Other areas of public health,
healthcare service and healthcare workforce will also be discussed.
Similar to previous years, a
Health Promotion event “Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge” was carried
out today morning before the Assembly in Geneva. The main purpose of this
run/walk was to promote physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable
future. The Maldivian delegation took part in this event.
chaired the 38th Session of WHO Program, Budget and Administrative
Committee, held on 17-19 May 2023, by Director of Ministry of Health, Aishath
Rishmee. Further, Maldives will be representing as a member of the Executive
Board meeting, which will be held from 31st May to 1st