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.