61st World Health Assembly
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Photos - Day 3 and 4
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and President of the 61st World Health Assembly Dr Leslie Ramsammy congratulate Mr Cristiano Torres, Vice-National Coordinator of the Movement for Reintegration of People Affected by Hansen's disease (MORHAN) in Brazil. MORHAN was awarded the Sasakawa Health Prize of Japan for its fight against leprosy (earlier known as Hansen's disease).
On behalf of the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Cairo, Mrs Ola Zaki Ghabbour, the hospital's General Secretary, receives the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize from Dr Ramsammy. The hospital provides cancer treatment to children most of whom are from poor families.
Dr Zaza Metreveli of Georgia receives the State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion from Dr Ramsammy. During national emergency and conflict, especially during the war in the 1990s, Dr Metreveli made a significant contribution to national welfare.
Dr Chuon Chantopheas of Cambodia receives the State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion from Dr Ramsammy. She has played a leading role in raising awareness about food-borne diseases, a major cause of ill-health in her country.
Dr Anastácio Ruben Sicato of Angola is the president of Committee B of the 61st World Health Assembly.
Members of Committee B of the 61st World Health Assembly listen to a discussion.
A view of Committee B of the 61st World Health Assembly in session.
Delegates browse through publications at an exhibition stand at the 61st World Health Assembly.