• Friday, August 19, 2022


India’s Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh Renominated as WHO South East Asia Regional Director

India Retains WHO South East Asia Regional Director Position as Dr.Poonan Khetrapal Singh Renominated. Image Courtesy: WHO.

By: Radhakrishna N S

India on Wednesday (05) retained the top World Health Organisation (WHO) position in South-East Asia region after 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. “Dr Khetrapal Singh’s candidature was unopposed, as the 11 member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region met at the…

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