Friday, September 2, 2016

Eleven Health Ministers In South East Asia Region Are To Meet From 05th To 09Th Of September In Colombo

The Health Minister's Summit of the World Health Organization's South East Asia Region is due to be held in Colombo-Sri Lanka from next Monday(05) to Friday(09) WHO has announced.

Accordingly the Health Ministers of the 11 Countries in South East Asia Region namely Sri Lanka,India ,Bangladesh,Bhutan ,South Korea,Indonesia,Maldives,Myanmar,Nepal,Thailand and Timore-Leste are due to participate this summit which will be mainly discussed on Non Communicable Diseases which kill nearly 8.5 million people every year and is the leading cause of deaths in the region .

Accelerating improvements in Health in the era of sustainable development goals will be another key agenda in the summit which will be chaired by Sri Lanka's Minister Of Health,Nutrition And Indigenous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senaratne.Around 200-250 delegates are due to participate in this summit .

Sri Lanka is expecting to receive the elimination certificate of Malaria during this summit the Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala ha announced last week.

Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe is due to inaugurate this all important Regional Health Minister's Summit at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo this Monday.Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne ,The Director General Of WHO Dr.Margeret Chan ,The South East Asia Regional Director of WHO Dr.Poonam Ketrapal Singh and other WHO Experts and higher officials will also grace this occasion.

The sessions of the Summit will be held up to Friday at Galle Face Hotel ,Colombo and the Regional Media Workshop on Maternal Health is due to be held at Hotel Taj Samudra on this Sunday the 04th of September.

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