New Delhi: WHO today stated that its role is not that of a "health police" when it comes to intervention in specific disease-related issues, but of an organisation supporting governments in resolving such matters. "WHO is not a health police. It is not an anti-dengue or anti-polio organisation. We are taking care of overall health issues. We collaborate with governments to resolve health issues," said Nata Menabde, WHO`s Country Representative in India at a media round-table to discuss India`s Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) from 2012 to 2017. Responding to queries if WHO would intervene on specific disease-related issues in the country, Menabde said, "We are not a police. We don`t sanction governments. We are there to support." She said, "We are there to help, not to create scandals...To nurture a collaboration you have to have a trust relationship with the government." The WHO chief in India said, "One of the important issues that we are doing now is also WHO`s role in evaluations, in review of the performance of government programmes, in health system report strategies."
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