Created on 30 March 2017 Hits: 395 Written by George Category: HEALTH NEWS


ST. GEORGE - Grenada's Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele, met with Dr. Sania Nishtar earlier this week in Grenada, during her visit to the island, to garner support for her election as the next Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).


According to Steele discussions were fruitful and mainly about how Grenada can further co-operate and work with the (WHO) on challenges facing developing countries.

The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that three finalists are in the running to become the next director-general of the global health agency.

Dr. Nishtar, 53, is among two other nominees, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain who were selected as finalists in the competition to replace Dr. Margaret Chan, whose second term of office ends June 30.

The election of the global health agency's eighth director-general will take place in May when its 194 member states convene in Geneva for the WHO's annual general meeting, the World Health Assembly.

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