61st World Health Assembly
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Photos - Day 1
The 61st World Health Assembly opens in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 19 May 2008.
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan at the 61st World Health Assembly with delegates.
Ms Jane Halton from Australia, the outgoing President of the 60th World Health Assembly, addresses the audience.
Mr Pierre-François Unger, Minister of the Canton de Genève, Health and Economy Department, addresses the audience.
Dr Leslie Ramsammy from Guyana, the newly elected President of the 61st World Health Assembly, addresses the audience.
Delegates observe one minute of silence for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake in China.
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan welcomes the delegates. In her address, Dr Chan presented a detailed assessment of the world's current health problems as well as looming crises.
Delegates at one of the day's sessions. The 61st World Health Assembly marks the 60th anniversary of WHO.