Dr Poonam Singh Nominated For 2nd Term As Regional Director WHO South-East Asia

India retained the top WHO position in South-East Asia Region with Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh unanimously re-elected as Regional Director for another five-year term beginning February 2019. The elections were held at the ongoing regional committee meeting of WHO South-East Asia. 
Dr Singh is the first woman to have been elected to the position of Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia Region after an illustrious career in the Indian civil service, World Bank and WHO. 
Source- AIR World Service

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. 
  • WHO was established on 7th April 1948.
  • headquartered of WHO is in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Tedros Adhanom is Director general of the World Health Organisation. 
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