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Photos from day 1: Seventieth World Health Assembly


22 May 2017

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Dr Chan, WHO Director-General at the 70th WHA
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In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates "as you continue to shape the future of this Organization". She called on the Health Assembly to make “reducing inequalities” a guiding ethical principle. "WHO stands for fairness," she said. Countries should also work to improve collection of health data and make health strategies more accountable.


Dr Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
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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.


Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
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WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan provided opening speech at the 70th World Health Assembly, 22 May 2017.


View of the assembly hall
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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.


WHA70
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The Assembly Hall filled with delegates of the 70th World Health Assembly, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 22 May 2017.


At the interactive zone of the Seventieth World Health Assembly, a display on attacks against health workers.
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In the interactive zone, a display on attacks against health workers.