The Vice Chair of PPD Board H. E. Jagat Prakash Nada, Honorable Health Minister of Government of India has been elected as President of the World Health Assembly
The Chair of the PPD Board H. E. Dr. Li Bin, Honorable Minister, National Health and Family Planning Commission of Government of China has been elected as Vice President of the World Health Assembly. The 68th Assembly opens on 18 May 2015 in Geneva.
The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva from 18–26 May 2015. More than 3000 delegates from 194 Member States including a large proportion of the world’s health ministers as well as representatives from many agencies, organizations, foundations and other groups that contribute to improving public health attended the Health Assembly and begun their annual review of the activities of World Health Organization (WHO) and set new priorities for the future. On 18 May 2015, the first day of the Assembly, elected H. E. Jagat Prakash Nadda, Honorable Health Minister of Government of India as its new President and Dr. Li Bin, Honorable Minister, National Health and Family Planning Commission of Government of China as its Vice President.
Both the Honorable Health Minister of India and the Honorable Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China are the Vice Chair and the Chair of the PPD Board respectively. We are very proud of our Chair and Vice Chair who have been elected for their technical expertise and global leadership role in the health sector.
We wish that through their leadership role, the South South Cooperation would be globally recognized and supported by North as the alternative mechanism and financial model in the SDG for addressing the population and health issues in the developing world.