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Health Minister attends WHO 70th Regional Committee in Male

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne with Health Ministers from the other countries in the region.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne attend​ed​ the 70th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South East Asia in Male, Maldives from September 6 to 11, Health Ministry spokesman said.

Minister Senaratne. who ​was the Chairman of the committee, handed over the Chairmanship to Maldivian Health Minister Abdul Nazim Ibrahim.

Special attention was paid to the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and climate change during the session, the spokesman said. The Minister deliver​ed​ a special speech and thanked all who supported his work during the period he held the Chairmanship. Last year’s session was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Minister Senaratne held bilateral talks with the health ministers of other regional countries during the event​, he said.