The Sixty-fourth Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will open on Monday October 9 in Islamabad.
As WHO’s governing body at the regional level, the Regional Committee comprises representatives of all 22 countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Ministers of health and their representatives will discuss important public health priorities for countries of the Region, and more than 250 public health leaders and experts will attend the meeting.
In a statement Federal Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar sadi the mega health event coming to Pakistan is reflective of the country’s increasing role as a major player in global health.
Delegates from South Asian, Middle East, West Asian and North Africa and top experts from across the world be convening in Islamabad to take decisions on issue of regional character including stopping the spread of disease, fighting epidemics, social protection, control of non-communicable diseases, said the Minster.