|Vietnamese delegates attend the 66th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, which concluded in Guam yesterday. — Photo nhandan.com.vn
NEW YORK (VNS) — Viet Nam and Fiji have been elected as representatives for the Western Pacific region in the World Health Assembly's Executive Board for a three-year tenure from May 2016 to May 2019.
The choice was made at the 66th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, which concluded in Guam yesterday.
The executive board holds an important role in global health policy making as it is responsible for proposing and designing agendas for the World Health Assembly.
As a representative for the ASEAN bloc in the Western Pacific region, Viet Nam is expected to add the voices of developing countries.
Viet Nam was praised by the international community for its achievements in implementing MDGs. The country was assessed by the WHO as one of the 10 leading nations in reducing mother and child fatalities. It was also hailed for success in ending serious diseases, including SARS, and its efforts for global health security.
Viet Nam expressed its willingness to share its experience with other countries and its wish to receive continued support from the international community. — VNS