Photos from day 1: Seventieth World Health Assembly
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The 70th World Health Assembly elected Dr Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation as its new President. Five vice-presidents were also appointed from Cabo Verde, Cook Islands, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Somalia and Suriname.
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan provided opening speech at the 70th World Health Assembly, 22 May 2017.
Delegates from WHO’s 194 Member States – including a large proportion of the world’s health ministers - are attending the Health Assembly, which ends on 31 May.
In the interactive zone, a display on attacks against health workers.