President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the International Meeting on Sept 10 at 11.30 am at Rashtrapati Bhavan Auditorium here.
"The event has international significance since election for the post of Regional Director, WHO-SEARO would be held during the Regional Committee Meeting and India is fielding a candidate for the position for the first time after 44 years. India has fielded Dr. PoonamKhetrapal Singh as its candidate for the post of Regional Director of the WHO for South Asia Region," the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement on Monday.
She has earlier worked as Dy. Regional Director, WHO for the South Asia Region in New Delhi, and is presently working as Advisor (International Health) in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Almost 300 guests are likely to attend the inaugural ceremony which will include Health Ministers of the countries of WHO, South East Asia Region heading their respective country delegations, Director General, WHO (headquartered in Geneva), WHO Secretariat officers and staff, UN agencies in India, Intergovernmental organizations such as ASEAN and SAARC, donors and partners, NGOs and partners, High Commissioners/Ambassadors from the countries of South East Asia region as well as from the prominent donor countries, officials from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Director General of Health Services, Government of India and media.
--IBNS (Posted on 10-09-2013)