Min. Lawrence appointed to Executive Board of World Health Organization

May 20, 2019

In Geneva, Switzerland at the seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly, Minister of Public Health, Honourable Volda Lawrence, was today elected as a member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the next three years.

This year, Minister Lawrence is attending the World Health Assembly for the third time and has established Guyana as a strong advocate for Universal Health Care to bring improved access and quality health care to all of Guyana’s citizens, especially the most vulnerable.

The World Health Organization Executive Board has responsibility for oversight that gives effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly. It is an advisory body to facilitate the work of the WHO.

The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals and meets twice per year in January and May. The 145th session of the Executive Board meets in Geneva from May 29-30, 2019.

The honour of serving in this esteemed position affords Guyana the opportunity to shape global and regional health policy and to bring more health system resources to Guyana and the region of the Americas, thereby improving health care access and services to all its residents.

Embassy of Guyana, Switzerland and

Permanent Representative to the

United Nations Office at Geneva

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