Members of the 42nd ECDD committee
Declaration of Interest
WHO Secretariat has received and assessed all the DOIs submitted by the participating experts. In accordance with WHO's policy, all declared interests, even if they do not give rise to a conflict of interest that would warrant partial or total exclusion of the expert concerned, will be disclosed within the Committee at the beginning of the meeting so that other members are aware of them.
Many of the Committee Members have extensive governmental experience and expertise – and consulting with WHO – in the areas that are the subject of the Committee proceedings, which are considered relevant and important for the challenging tasks faced by the Committee.
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