WHO to meet virtually for its World Health Assembly

In the wake of the COVID-10 pandemic lockdown, the world has come to a near standstill and many international meetings and summits are taking virtually.

Continuing with the trend to meet virtually, the World Health Organization on May 18 is to meet for its first ever virtual assembly.

The usual three weeks World Health Assembly has been cut short to just two days keeping in mind the extraordinary situation the world faces. The virtually assembly will take place on May 18 and May 19 with a number of heads of state, government chiefs, health ministers and other dignitaries expected to attend the meeting.

The sole focus of the meeting is almost to be COVID-19, which in a matter of months has killed more than 310,000 globally, and infected nearly 4.7 million.

On May 15, the WHO Chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the event would be “one of the most important (WHAs) since we were founded in 1948”.

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