Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan to represent India at 73rd World Health Assembly

Agency News

New Delhi, May 18 : Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will represent India at the two-day meet of the World Health Assembly, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which begins on Monday.

The two-day meeting having Coronavirus as its agenda, will address a resolution proposed by the EU to jointly develop affordable diagnostics, medicines, and vaccines for Covid-19. The Assembly is also set to vote on whether Taiwan should be invited to join as a WHO member in the teeth of stiff Chinese opposition. As already announced, the 73rd World Health Assembly will be held virtually following the Covid-19 outbreak.

The meeting, which is due to be attended by all 194 WHO member states and observers, will deliberate on the impact of the Coronavirus in the world. The WHA is the plenary body of WHO whose member states and approves the organisation’s budget, fill vacancies in its executive board, and votes on agenda items. (UNI)