Singapore’s minister for health to participate in WHA, Geneva

May 29, 2012

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong will attend the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 20 to May 24, the ministry announced Saturday.

The WHA is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation and is attended by health ministers and delegations from 194 WHO members.

It will discuss important public health issues, such as pandemic influenza preparedness, implementation of the International Health Regulations, and the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases.

This will be Mr Gan’s first visit to the WHA.

He will also meet counterparts from the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as Japan and Germany, to renew ties and explore potential collaborations in healthcare.

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