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Photos from day 1: Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

18 May 2015

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Delegates unanimously elected Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare of India, as the President of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. Here Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda lights a candle in the Assembly Hall of the World Health Assembly for health workers killed in line of duty.


Delegates attending the opening of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 18 May 2015.


Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General welcomes Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany to the Sixty-eight World Health Assembly. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany was a guest speaker at the World Health Assembly on Monday, 18 May 2015.


Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany speaking at the World Health Assembly.


Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General addresses delegates at the World Health Assembly.


There are 6 technical briefings on key public health issues at this year’s World Health Assembly. This technical briefing was on “Health in the post-2015 sustainable development goals”.


Dr Carissa Etienne, WHO Regional Director for the Americas addresses delegates at the technical briefing on “Health in the post-2015 sustainable development goals”.