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68 World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva

ginebraThe 68th World Health Assembly opened here today until May 26 with a program that includes subjects like response to emergencies, Ebola, Dengue and resistance to anti-microbial drugs, among others.

Other issues will be also discussed, such as the world vaccination plan to reduce rates of malaria, the effects of pollution on health, medicines below standard, illegitimate products, with deceptive or forged labeling.

The opening ceremony will be chaired by outgoing president Roberto Morales Ojeda, minister of Health of Cuba, who led the assembly last year. The World Health Assembly is the most important decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Its main role is to outline the WHO policies, appoint director general, define financial policies and review and implement the proposed budget.

(Prensa Latina)

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