Guyana Elected Vice-Chair of WHO Executive Board

Guyana's Public Health Minister the Hon. Volda Lawrence (r) in discussion with PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne (Photo via DPI)
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(Department of Public Information) Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was (last) week elected Vice-Chair of the global World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board during the 71st Session of the Regional Committee.

Minister Lawrence headed Guyana’s delegation to the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) meeting and and 71st Session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas.

The high-level meeting was held in Washington, DC, from September 30 to October 4.

Participants probed a number of wide-ranging global issues including strategies and plans to address the multitude of challenges facing the Hemisphere, including reducing heart disease by eliminating industrially produced trans-fatty acids; making access to organ, tissue and cell transplants more equitable; and improving the quality of care in health services delivery.

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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