Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne has just been nominated for the WHO’s World Health Assembly presidency during the 76th edition.
Were he to assume the position, Fearne would be leading a number of meetings which would be attended by health authorities from the 194 Member States of the World Health Organisation.
Fearne would be leading the Annual Assembly, which is considered to be the main WHO leadership event, wherein member states determine the priorities and politics of the organisation for the coming year.
Fearne welcomed the show of trust into his sector and thanked Regional Director Hans Kluge and the WHO’s Regional Committee of the European Region for the nomination.
Fearne re-emphasised his work on helping Malta’s health sector to recuperate from the COVID-19 pandemic.