Chairman of the 70th Assembly of the world health organization (who) in Geneva, was elected Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova. About it reports RBC.
The term of office of the head Assembly, the Supreme governing body of the who – one year.
Acting Minister of health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun opposed the election Skvortsova. According to her, Russia is conducting war against Ukraine and Russian representative “has no moral right to preside over” the Assembly.
However, the position of the head of the Ukrainian delegation did not affect the election Skvortsova on the so-called procedure acclamation – without a vote.
23 may under the chairmanship of Russia will pass elections of the Director-General of who. In this post there are three candidates: David Nabarro (UK), Tedros Aden Gebreyesus (Ethiopia) and Sanya Nishtar (Pakistan).
Since 2007, the who head Margaret Chan from Hong Kong.