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24 January 2022, 11:29

Belarus' healthcare minister attending WHO Executive Board session in Geneva

Dmitry Pinevich. An archive photo
Dmitry Pinevich. An archive photo

MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich is taking part in the 150th session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization in Geneva, BelTA informs with reference to the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.

The agenda of the session includes 55 items and sub-items grouped into four structural blocks. Board members are expected to discuss global health issues such as health coverage, WHO's response to public health emergencies, and efforts to improve health and well-being.

Budget and finances will also be on the agenda. The participants of the session will make a final decision on the nomination for the post of WHO Director-General. The candidate must be approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2022.

During the working trip to Geneva, Dmitry Pinevich is set to meet with senior officials of a number of international organizations.

A reminder, Belarus was elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization at the 74th session of the World Health Assembly in May 2021. Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich was appointed member of the Executive Board. Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva Yuri Ambrazevich was appointed his deputy.

Governance in WHO takes place through the World Health Assembly, which is the supreme decision-making body; and the Executive Board, which gives effect to the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly. The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms.

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