UICC prominent at the ‘Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge’

29 May 2018

Geneva, Switzerland – This year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) was also very supportive of efforts to prevent and control non-communicable diseases.

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UICC’s President Sanchia Aranda and President- Elect Princess Dina, joined Dr Tedros and the Minister of Health of Ecuador, Veronica Espinosa on stage to close the event and address the participants.

In a new format, the 71st session of the WHA kicked off with a free walk/run ‘Walk the Talk’ health promotion event over three distances that was open to people of all ages and abilities. Participants included Mrs Graça Machel, Board Chair of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and world champion long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie.

Organised by the World Health Organization (WHO)  in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations and the City and Canton of Geneva, the purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the work and goals of WHO and other global health agencies based in Geneva, highlighting the city’s role as a global health capital in improving global health. UICC’s President Sanchia Aranda and President- Elect Princess Dina, joined Dr Tedros and the Minister of Health of Ecuador, Veronica Espinosa on stage to close the event and address the participants.

Last update: 
Tuesday 29 May 2018
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