Morocco elected to WHO Executive Board for 2022/25 term

The Kingdom of Morocco was elected to the Executive Council of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the period 2022-2025, as a representative of the group of Eastern Mediterranean States (EMR), during the work of the 75th session of the World Health Assembly, which are being held in Geneva from May 22 to 28, 2022, said Friday a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad.

Candidate for one of the two vacant seats in the MRE region, Morocco was able to garner the support of the Member States of the Organization thanks to the mobilization of the entire diplomatic apparatus of the Kingdom, in close coordination with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, underlines the same source.

This election is a guarantee of the credibility of the Kingdom’s action within the WHO for the promotion of global health, and reflects the confidence of the international community in the relevance of Morocco’s approach to the management of the pandemic, in accordance with the Vision of King Mohammed VI, which is based on proactivity, solidarity and the primacy of the health of citizens, notes the press release.

Morocco will use its mandate to contribute to the achievement of the “triple billion” objective, on which the WHO’s five-year strategic plan is based, namely to protect one billion people in the face of emergencies, to achieve universal health coverage for one billion people and ensure better health and well-being for one billion people by 2023, the ministry said.

WHO is a United Nations specialized agency responsible for directing and coordinating global health within the United Nations system, whose main areas of activity are communicable and non-communicable diseases, preparedness, surveillance and response to crises, the promotion of health throughout life and the strengthening of health systems, recalls the press release, specifying that the WHO Council, composed of 34 members, is the body responsible for implementing implementation of the decisions and directives of the World Health Assembly.

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