Sixtieth World Health Assembly
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Photos from day 3 to 5
A number of awards and prizes were presented to outstanding public health innovators at the 60th World Health Assembly.
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and World Health Assembly President Ms Jane Halton applaud Dr Than Tun Sein of Myanmar who receives the Léon Bernard Foundation Award. Dr Than Tun Sein has devoted much of his professional life to research and training for the improvement of public health.
Dr Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, speaks after receiving the Ihsan Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize for promoting and supporting child health care in her country. She shared the award with Dr Guillermina Natera Rey from Mexico.
Dr Guillermina Natera Rey from Mexico has focused her work on alcohol and domestic violence and provision of services to families affected by these problems.
Winner of the Sasakawa Health Prize, Dr José Antonio Socrates of the Philippines has introduced innovations in the government's delivery of health care services to rural communities.
Dr Tadataka Yamada, President of the Global Health Programme at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks after receiving the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize on behalf of his foundation. The Gates Foundation was awarded for its outstanding contribution to health development.
The Chairperson of Committee B, Mr Thomas Zeltner of Switzerland, speaks at a session during the 60th World Health Assembly.
Members of Committee A of the 60th World Health Assembly are engaged in a session.
WHO Director-Genral Dr Margaret Chan attends a meeting of Committee A of the 60th World Health Assembly.
Exhibits on the sidelines of the 60th World Health Assembly present WHO programmes and projects in key public health areas.