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Photos from day 4: Seventieth World Health Assembly


25 May 2017

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Dr Margaret Chan, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
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Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (left) and Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, a Former Director-General (right) applauding Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General-Elect (centre) as he makes his remarks during the technical briefing on universal health coverage.


A meeting room with monitors and translation sets at Palais in Geneva
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Committee B was in full attendance when it started on 25 May 2017.


Three officials from WHO
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Molwyn Joseph, Minister of Health and Environment of Antigua and Barbuda (centre) chaired Committee B.


A woman showing hand washing technique to a visitor to stand
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On Thursday, 25 May, visitors to the interactive zone exhibit learned about 'How safe is your care'. The kinds of errors and short-cuts health workers may make under pressure can end up harming patients.


Speakers at an event on noncommunicable diseases
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Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (centre-left) responding to questions from audience during an event promoting an upcoming conference in Uruguay on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), as Dr Jorge Basso, Minister of Health of Uruguay (left), Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Head of WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs (centre-right) and Dr José Luis Castro, President of NCD Alliance (right) listen.


Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
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Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization was also at the event, talking about addressing noncommunicable diseases in the Americas.


Vismita Guptha-Smith and two guests
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On 25 May, Thursday, the +SocialGood event focused on subjects; such as, health as a human right, women and children's health, and vector control strategy. Mario Raviglione, WHO Director of the Global Tuberculosis Programme (centre) participated in the discussions with Dr Teresa Kasaeva, Deputy-Director for Medical Care at the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (right), as Vismita Guptha-Smith (left) from WHO moderated the event.