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Rajitha Senaratne leaves to Geneva to attend World Health Assembly

 

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne left to Geneva to take part in the 71st World Health Assembly, Health Ministry spokesman said.
 
According to the spokesman, the World Health Assembly will commence from May 21 to 26th in Geneva. 
 
The event will take place under the patronage of WHO Director General Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. 
 
Health Ministers and official representatives from 194 countries will take part in the event.
 
The main objective of the event is to protect 29 million lives by 2023. 
 
Sri Lanka is a member of the Executive Board of the WHO and the meeting of the WHO Executive Board will take place on May 28 and 29 at the WHO Head Quarters in Geneva, he said.
 
Minister Senaratne will deliver a lecture on Sri Lanka's Health Service during the event. 
 
The Minister will meet Health Ministers from several leading countries in the world during the event, he added.