WHO apprised of health sector progress

Kathmandu, May 24:

A seven-member team headed by Minister for Health and Population Giriraj Mani Pokharel today returned to Nepal after attending 61st World Health Organisation conference in Geneva.

Pokharel said the Nepali representatives presented the government’s progress made in providing free primary health services in health posts and sub-health posts in the meet.

During the conference held from May 19-25, 193 nations presented annual progress made in health sector in their respective countries.

“We explained about the progress made in institutionalising peace process and stressed on the formation of new government under the leadership of CPN-Maoist. We informed the international community about Nepal’s political progress and pointed out ways for the international community to support Nepal,” he said.

He added that the meeting was overshadowed by the loss of lives in Myanmar due to the cyclone and in China because of the earthquake. The meeting also dwelt on ways to control the trend of migration of health workers from underdeveloped countries to developed countries.