Guyana elected to WHO Executive Board

first_imgPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence was elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO), giving Guyana a voice in helping to shape global health policies.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe WHO’s Executive Board has oversight responsibility for implementing decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which is an advisory body to facilitate WHO’s work.Minister Lawrence will serve in the position for the next three years.The WHO’s Executive Board comprises 34 individuals and meets twice annually; in January and in May. The 145th session of the Executive Board will meet in Geneva next week for a two-day meeting.“The honour of serving in this esteemed position affords Guyana the opportunity to shape global and regional health policies and to bring more health system resources to Guyana and the region of the Americas, thereby improving healthcare access and services to all its residents,” Guyana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and International Organisations, Geneva John RD Ford said in a statement announcing Lawrence’s election to the WHO body.Minister Lawrence is currently attending her third WHA conference and has helped establish Guyana “as a strong advocate for universal healthcare to bring improved access and quality healthcare to all [of] Guyana’s citizens, especially those most vulnerable,” Ford’s said while making the announcement.last_img read more

Exclusive – No January transfer window plans for Chelsea, reveals Mourinho

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told talkSPORT he does not expect to add to his Premier League title-contending squad during the January transfer window.The rampant Blues have romped their way to the top of the table with an electric start to the season.Last term Chelsea struggled to challenge for the crown without a top quality goalscorer, but the summer signing of Spanish frontman Diego Costa has solved their problems in front of goal, the 26-year-old netting 12 times in all competitions so far.The addition of former Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas has also proven to be a masterstroke from the Portuguese coach, but asked if he is planning to bring in any players when the transfer window reopens, Mourinho told The Sports Bar: “No.“We have a short squad but we’ve got good players, some younger, some older, but the squad is very, very good.“Our project is to start and finish the season with the same group of players, so there will be nobody to leave and nobody to come in either.”Mourinho admitted he feared for the fitness of young centre-back Kurt Zouma when the 20-year-old was stretchered off during Chelsea’s 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final victory over Derby.But the manager revealed the French starlet appears to be fine, having just suffered a cut to the inside of his mouth following a collision with goalkeeper Petr Cech.He added: “When I saw Zouma was down, I was scared because we can’t lose any players and certainly not for long periods of time.“When John Terry signalled that we needed to change I thought we might be in trouble, but no, happily for us and for the kid, we weren’t.“He’s fine, he took a punch from Petr and had a cut inside his mouth, so taking him off was just a precaution. He was fine in the dressing room after.”last_img read more