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Fifty-ninth World Health Assembly


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Photos day 3 and day 4

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan addresses Committee A of the World Health Assembly.


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Committee A examined various issues related to HIV/AIDS as well as the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health.


Committee B met to discuss health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan as well as the Eleventh General Programme of Work.


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The Chairman of Committee B is Dr Ali Jaffer Mohammad from the Ministry of Health of Oman.


Mr Yohei Sasakawa, President of the Nippon Foundation, representing the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation.


Dr Gokhale from the International Leprosy Union received the Sasakawa Health Prize. The Union was formally launched in 1986 to mobilize support for issues relating to the elimination of leprosy and build political will; prevention of disability and provision of rehabilitation; provide socio-economic support to the leprosy affected through sponsorship of women and children; research, training and information exchange and dissemination.


Dr Editha Miguel received the Sasakawa Health Prize on behalf of the Agape Rural Programme of the Philippines. The programme is a holistic community based health development programme aimed at empowering individuals and communites to identify, prioritize and find solutions to their health problems while providing compassionate health services to address urgent needs and developing community projects.


Dr Humaid Mohamed Al Qutami, Minister of Health of the United Arab Emirates representing the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize.


Dr Aminath Jameel, Executive Director and Founder of the Manfaa Centre on Ageing received the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize. The Centre, based in the Maldives, was established in 2004 with the objective of promoting healthy ageing, assisting frail elderly persons at home, encouraging independence and individual dignity, and sensitizing the society on ageing and related issues.


Dr Noureddine El-Kouche from the Rafic Hariri Foundation received the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize. The Foundation provides high quality, reliable, comprehensive curative and preventive primary healthcare services to all communities in Lebanon at affordable prices, based on the belief in the equality among people and the right of each individual to the enjoyment of good health.


H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Health of Kuwait representing the State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion.


Professor Siow-Ann Chong from the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP), in Singapore receives the State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion. The programme focuses on the early detection of psychosis and the subsequent provision of evidence-based treatment by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, case managers, social workers, nurses and occupational therapists, so as to maximize the chances of recovery, as well as minimize the costs of the illness.


Dr Joy Phumaphi, Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health, helps to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.