62nd World Health Assembly: photos
World Health Assembly President Mr Nimal Siripala De Silva and WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan present the Sasakawa Health Prize for 2009 to Dr Amal Abdurrahman Al Jowder, Acting Director of the Health Promotion Directorate, Ministry of Health, Bahrain. Dr Amal has built an information network that distributes health information nationwide through newspapers, exhibitions, seminars and public lectures.
Professor Tan Kok Hian (second from right), Team Leader of the K. K. Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore receives the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize. The hospital, largest in Singapore with state-of-the-art health care, has decreased maternal mortality and eclampsia rates. Also seen in the photo are, from left, Permanent Representative of United Arab Emirates in Geneva Ambassador Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi, World Health Assembly President Mr Nimal Siripala De Silva, and WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
Joint recipient of the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize Mr Ivane Chkhaidze, President of the Association of the Georgian Respiratory Association, addresses the audience after receiving the prize.
The State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion went to Dr Shaikha Salim Al Arrayed, Head of the Genetic Department in the Salmaniya Medical Complex and Head of the National Committee for Control of Hereditary Diseases in Bahrain. Dr Al Arrayed has successfully implemented the country’s hereditary blood diseases control programme over the past 25 years, achieving 60% to 70% reduction of prevalence among newborns. Also seen in the photo are, from left, Dr A. Al-Saif, Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health Affairs, Kuwait, World Health Assembly President Mr Nimal Siripala De Silva, and WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
Professor Konrad Rydzynski of the National Centre for Workplace Health Promotion, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland receives the State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion in the presence of WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and World Health Assembly President Mr Nimal Siripala De Silva. The centre carries out research and analysis of the status and conditions of health promotion in Poland.