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Egypt's Sisi to address 67th session of WHO Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean

The virtual session will discuss key health issues, with the coronavirus pandemic at the top of the agenda

Ahram Online , Monday 12 Oct 2020
File Photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi REUTERS

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will give a speech on Monday at the 67th session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, which is set to discuss key health issues, with the coronavirus pandemic at the top of the agenda, said the WHO in a statement.

The session will be held virtually on 12–13 October due to the pandemic. 

WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ahmed Al-Mandhari will address the opening session.

Health ministers and high-level representatives, from 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region, will participate virtually in the session to discuss health issues, WHO said, adding that the session will also gather partner organisations and civil society groups.

Ministers and representatives will review the coronavirus pandemic’s evolution and current status in the region, including the response to the novel virus, the statement added.

They will also review the direct impact of the pandemic on morbidity, mortality and essential health services.

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