Parirenyatwa elected WHO assembly president

Dr David Parirenyatwa

Dr David Parirenyatwa

Health Reporter
HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa was yesterday elected the World health Organisation (WHO) 71st Assembly president, a position he will hold until next year.

Dr Parirenyatwa takes over from Professor Veronica Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation who presided over the assembly last year.

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO.

“It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

“The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the organisation, appoint the director-general, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget,” says WHO.

The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland and the 71st session ends on May 26.

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  • God of War

    How did that happen when this guy is a specialist in failure.

  • The Propietor

    this guy doesnt deserve this post, our health sector is very very dead, even himslef he doesnt get treatment here they have their treatments outside the country and why would WHO appoint such a person. This is a poor decision.

    • TK

      He deserve so much country problems and technical skills are too far apart . The world had removed prevention in HIV grants and all money to treatment and he challenged and came out with the theme without closing the tap of new infections (HIV Prevention) we will not end AIDs in 2030 Challenging UNAIDS 90x90x90 Fast track that omitted prevention