The collaboration between India and WHO stands out for addressing global challenges

New Delhi, October 30 (Prensa Latina) India and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working together to address global challenges in the sector, said the Asian country’s health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya.

Such cooperation is aimed at guaranteeing an inclusive and equitable development of health services in the region, assured Mandaviya at the 76th session of the WHO Committee for South Asia, where he was unanimously elected president for the current term.

According to the owner, a symbol of this joint work is the new project based in New Delhi, where a tree planting ceremony was held for the event.

Mandaviya singled out India’s contribution fund to facilitate the completion of the facility, which envisions a hub for collaboration, research and knowledge sharing among health professionals to address regional health challenges, share best practices and develop innovative solutions.

The minister also referred to the approach to the healthcare sector in India, which he described as holistic and inclusive.

He specified that the South Asian country is expanding the health infrastructure by promoting traditional medicine systems and affordable medical treatment for all.

This principle is consistent with the vision of Universal Health Coverage and the resolute commitment to leave no one behind, he noted.

He also spoke about the national initiatives that, he said, have significantly strengthened the digital health framework and the physical infrastructure.

Later in a virtual message, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO, pointed out that the meeting is taking place at a crucial time globally and especially for the region.

Ghebreyesus praised the region’s efforts to combat tuberculosis and appreciated India’s leadership and commitment to the Health for All initiative.


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