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SE Asia Health ministers to meet in Nepal next month

Last Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 21:07

Kathmandu: In view of a growing number of
swine flu cases in the region, Nepal will host two key
regional conferences next month attended by health ministers
from 11 countries, including India.

The first meeting of 11 health ministers will take place
in Kathmandu from September 7 to 8, while from September 8 to
10 the 62nd session of the Regional Committee for WHO`s South
East Asia Region will take place.

Health Ministers, government officials and health experts
from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives,
Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timore Leste will
attend the regional workshop cum conferences, according to a
press release issued by the World Health Organisation.

The health conference will discuss issues like climate
change and health, H1N1 pandemic outbreak, global financial
crisis and its impact on health and combating counterfeit
medical products, it said.

The regional meeting regarded as the World Health Assembly
at regional level will also be addressed by WHO`s Director
General Margaret Chan.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 21:07

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