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Sudan’s Health Minister briefs WHO board

February 9 - 2020 GENEVA
Opening session of the 146th annual meeting of the WHO in Geneva (SUNA)
Opening session of the 146th annual meeting of the WHO in Geneva (SUNA)

A delegation led by Sudan’s Minister of Health, Dr Akram El Tom, has participated the 146th annual meeting of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO)* in Geneva in Switzerland yesterday. Dr Al Thom reviewed the vision of Sudan on different issues and challenges facing Sudan and the world.

In his address, Dr Akram El Tom paid particular attention to the emergency health challenges and epidemics after spread of the Coronavirus and the measures taken by all countries to protect their citizens.

He also reflected the change in the country after the revolution, its willing to cooperate with the international community, and participate in strengthening the health situation in the world.

The official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reports that on the side lines of the meeting, El Tom held number of bilateral meetings with delegations from countries including the Tunisian health minister with whom he discussed coordination of the situation in regional and international forums and exchanging of experts.

The Minister of Health also met WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to discuss Sudan health issues.

*The WHO Executive Board includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Eswatini (Swaziland), Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Grenada, Guyana, USA, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Austria, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Romania, Tajikistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Sudan, Tunisia, UAE, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, and Tonga.

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