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India’s Health Secretary appointed as chairperson of key world health panel

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) announced on May 24 that Secretary of MoHFW, Mr. Rajesh Bhushan, has been named head of committee B at the 75th World Health Assembly. Committee B mainly discusses administrative and financial matters of the World Health Organization.

This year, Committee B will discuss and prepare reports on a number of important topics, including health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem and Syrian Golan, the World Health Organization's budget for the years 2022-2023, sexual exploitation prevention, and WHO reforms, among other topics.

The World Health Organization's aims and priorities are determined by the 194 member states. Every year, the World Health Assembly considers a large and complicated list of health concerns and solutions.

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