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WHO Executive Board to meet in Geneva

WHAT : 109th Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Executive Board WHO’s Executive Board consists of 32 members, nominated by 32 of WHO’s Member States on a rotating basis and maintaining balanced geographical distribution. The Executive Board is the active oversight organ of the work of the WHO Secretariat, reviewing the Secretariat’s work and reporting to the Organization’s highest governing body, the World Health Assembly.

WHEN : 14-21 January 2002

WHERE : WHO Headquarters, Geneva (Switzerland)

AGENDA: The main technical topics of discussion include infant and young child feeding, WHO’s medicines strategy, food safety, the retention or destruction of smallpox virus stocks, the deliberate use of biological and chemical agents to cause harm, WHO’s involvement in public-private interactions for health, and contractual arrangements in improving health systems performance.

For more information contact:

Ms Lorna Wieteska
Telephone: :(+ 41 22) 791 2599
Fax: Fax (+41 22) 791 4858

Mr Gregory Hartl
Telephone: +41 (22) 791 4458
Mobile phone: +41 (79) 203 6715