On the final day of his tenure serving because the Chairperson, Govt Board, WHO, he addressed the 149th Session Of the WHO Govt Board Assembly from Nirman Bhawan by a video convention.
Whereas addressing, he reminded the viewers of the sacrifices of “courageous, distinguished and honourable” covid warriors internationally in saving humanity throughout the testing occasions of the pandemic.
Via his speech, he appealed international locations to take mutual motion strategy on future well being challenges.
He mentioned, “It was a privilege to symbolize the Board on the not too long ago held 74th World Well being Meeting on thirty first Could 2021, and which I’m sure will assist strengthen the Covid-19 response and speed up progress in direction of the triple billion targets and Sustainable Growth Objectives…….The time to behave is now. It is a time after we all perceive that there are going to be many pressing well being challenges within the subsequent 20 years. All these challenges demand a shared response, as a result of these are shared threats requiring shared duty to behave.”
“I draw from the Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam – the world is one household. We should, subsequently, decide to work with the member states; the group and the worldwide neighborhood of companions for the environment friendly, efficient and responsive discharge of our public well being obligations,” he added.
He expressed his gratitude to the WHO leaders for giving him the duty of Chairperson.
WHO Chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, applauded him for his varied contributions in direction of the purpose of bettering public well being. He mentioned, “Dr Harsh Vardhan has been a real champion of tobacco management from taking steps to cease (s)pitting to beginning a Nationwide Tobacco Give up Line and implementing e-cigarettes ban, he has been instrumental in driving international efforts in direction of Tobacco Management.”
Dr. Patrick Amoth, Kenya has been elected as the brand new Chairperson of the Govt Board of the World Well being Group (WHO), knowledgeable the discharge.