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World Health Day: PM Modi, WHO's Message

BP World Bureau | Apr 07 2021 11:18:32 AM
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked everyone to keep the focus on fighting COVID-19 with proper precautions and care, on the occasion of World Health Day. 

Health ministers of countries in south-east Asia will commit to “building a fairer and healthier world”, the theme for this year, at a high-level virtual event on World Health Day.

World Health Organization (WHO) asked the nations in the southeast Asia region to prioritise actions to address inequities compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director, WHO south-east Asia, COVID-19 is the latest disease to expose, exploit and exacerbate inequities that negatively impact health and socioeconomic outcomes of minorities or vulnerable groups.