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Zambia leads WHO body

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
ZAMBIA has been nominated leader of designated member states of the African region to serve on the executive board of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The decision to nominate Zambia to serve on the WHO executive board was arrived at during the 66th regional committee for Africa meeting of ministers held in Addis Ababa recently.
Ministry of Health director in charge of mother and child health, Caroline Phiri , who was Zambia’s delegation leader, said the nomination will enable the country be part of the board which will be evaluating draft resolutions and strategies, which WHO will decide to address in combating diseases in Africa and the Southern African Development Community region.
The countries which Zambia will lead are Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Gambia and Liberia.
This is contained in a statement issued yesterday by first secretary for press and tourism at the Zambian embassy in Ethiopia, Naomi Chulu.

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