WHO Director congratulates Cuban Minister of Health

WHO Director congratulates Cuban Minister of Health

WHO Director congratulates Cuban Minister of Health

Cuba, may 26 – Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), congratulated Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuban minister of industry, for chairing the 67th World Health Assembly, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Speaking to the more than three thousand delegates from the 194 member countries of the entity of the Organization of United Nations, Chan praised the health results of Cuba, a country that for the first time presided this year the top Who meeting, following a proposal from the Americas region.

She also expressed the willingness to work together to ensure quality healthcare worldwide, indicates a note posted on the website of Cuba health ministry, INFOMED.

Among the topics discussed in the forum, carried out at the Palais des Nations, were the strategy to fight TB, the vaccine program for the next decade, hepatitis, the response to non-communicable diseases and the impact of climate change in the increase of some scourges.

Cuba several years fulfilled that purpose and in 2013 reached an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per thousand live births, the lowest in the history of the Americas, including that of Canada and the United States.

On the final day of the Caribbean nation highlighted the spirit of cooperation and commitment of the 67th World Health Assembly, which enabled important decisions on behalf of the peoples.

In this regard, the Minister of Public Health of Cuba mentioned issues such as prevention of maternal and infant mortality, access to medicines, universal health coverage and confronting NCDs (Non-communicable Diseases).

Morales Ojeda, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, referred to on positions at combating interpersonal violence, and in this regard noted the decision of the Assembly to grant a mandate to the Director General of the WHO to develop an action plan in order to address the scourge.

He passed special congratulations to Margaret Chan for her leadership and commitment to the organization and its Member States, which, he said, has been a key to reconciling the positions and achieve the necessary consensus that enabled a successful outcome of the meeting.

Source: Radio Rebelde


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