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


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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