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Photos from day 5: Seventieth World Health Assembly


26 May 2017

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Dr Margaret Chan, with the Emergency Medical Team
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Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (centre) with members of the Emergency Medical Team.


2017 Health Award Winners
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Winners of the 2017 public health awards received their prizes at the World Health Assembly this morning, 26 May 2017.


Minister of Health of Mongolia, receiving prize
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Ayush Tsogtsetseg, Minister of Health of Mongolia (centre-right) receiving the Sasakawa Health Prize on behalf of Dr Arslan Rinchin, together with Mr Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of the Nippon Foundation (left), Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (centre-left) and Dr Veronika Skvortsova, President of the World Health Assembly and Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (right).


UAE health award
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Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary, Health Centers and Clinics, Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates (left) shaking hands with Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (right) when Professor Lô Boubou Baïdy from Mauritania (centre-left) received the award for the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, together with His Excellency, Ambassador Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Office (centre-right).


LEE award recipient for 2017
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His Excellency Dr Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister of Health of Cuba (centre-left) presenting Dr Felix Bae Sarria of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade (centre-left) the Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health, with Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (left) and Dr Veronika Skvortsova, President of the World Health Assembly and Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (right).


Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General - Family, Women's and Children's Health
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Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women's and Children's Health during the technical briefing on health and the environment, 26 May 2017.


Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa
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Today, the +SocialGood event focused on threats to human health. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa talked about the health situation in the region.


Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director of South-East Asia Region
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Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director of South-East Asia Region, answering questions during the +SocialGood event.


Group of people holding 'BreatheLife' signs over a floor mural
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Today's interactive zone featured an exhibit to draw attention to urban air pollution.