By Azimah Zainal
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 October 2021: Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin has been elected as the vice president of the upcoming 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2022.
Khairy expressed his gratitude through his Twitter post after receiving unanimous support at the 72nd Session of the Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific (RCM72) that took place in Himeji, Japan on Tuesday (26 October) morning.
“We will bring the voice of the Western Pacific to the world assembly especially on the principles of equity, solidarity and accountability,” Khairy tweeted.
Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said this Vice Presidency nomination is a great honour for Malaysia and that it will be the opportunity to pursue a bigger role in the global health arena.
“Today I am pleased to announce that at the 72nd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Western Pacific Region (WPR) in Himeji Japan, Minister of Health Malaysia, YB Khairy Jamaluddin has been unanimously nominated by Western Pacific member states as the Vice President of the upcoming Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly (WHA) which will take place from 22 to 28 May 2022 in Geneva,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in his statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday.
“WHA comprises of 194 member states and it is the highest decision-making body of WHO. Malaysia was given due recognition for its active role on the global health platform in the 69th WHA in 2015 and again in the upcoming 75th WHA in 2022 representing all 37 member states from WPR,” he added.
Malaysia will attend the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 22-28 May 2022 as the executive board of the World Health Organisation (WHO).***
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