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Mr Mondher Zenaïdi, President of the Sixty-third World Health Assembly

Mondher Zénaïdi, President of the Sixty-third World Health Assembly
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Mondher Zénaïdi, President of the Sixty-third World Health Assembly

Mr Mondher Zenaïdi, Tunisian Minister of Public Health, was elected President of the Sixty-third World Health Assembly.

Mr Zenaïdi graduated as engineer from the Ecole Centrale, and from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris. At the beginning of his career he served successively as chief of cabinet of the Minister of the Economy, CEO of the National Office for Tourism, CEO of the Tunisian Office of Commerce.

In 1991, he was elected Vice-President of the Parliament.

Mr Zenaïdi governmental political career has consisted of serving as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Minister of Transport, Minister of Commerce, Minister of Commerce and Tourism, Minister of Commerce and Handicraft. Most recently, Mr Zenaïdi was named Minister of Public Health in 2007.

Mr Zenaïdi is married and has two children.

M Zenaïdi in his closing remarks to the Sixty-third World Health Assembly stated: "My conviction is that the important decisions taken today, by consensus between the Members States, reflect a common desire to come up with concrete results that could profit all humanity in exercising its right to health". He went on to say: "To do so, our decisions should also be translated on the ground, this will require a share of patience on our part, and perseverance both on the behalf of the Members States and our partners."

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