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DG WHO Nominees at Science Po in Paris

February 10: on February 10 the three  WHO DG nominees, Dr Sania Nishtar, Dr Tedros Adhanom and Dr David Nabarro were invited to Science Po in Paris to interact with students, faculty and members of the civil society. Science Po is France’s prestigious 150 year-old international research university. The nominees were asked to speak about the future of health and the role of WHO. Dr Jean-Marie Le Guen, France’s Minister of State for Development and Francophonie of France, closed the meeting with his closing speech, reaffirming France’s commitment to global health. 

Sania Nishtar with the other two WHO DG nominees at Science Po I. Paris, February 2017

Reception in Geneva

January 22, 2017: Minister of Health of Pakistan, Saira Afzal Tarar, and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua hosted a reception at Pakistan house in honor of the Ministers and WHO Executive Board Members attending the WHO Executive Board meeting, a day ahead of the WHO DG Election. Dr. Sania Nishtar, Pakistan’s Candidate spoke at the event about her vision for a new WHO.

Reception at Pakistan house in Geneva, January 2017

Sania Nishtar at Davos

January 19, 2017: Dr. Sania Nishtar moderated the session on the Future of Health and Healthcare at the 2017 Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The first morning session on the first day of the meeting kicked off an exciting series of discussions on the future of health and healthcare at Davos. During the meeting, she also participated in a number of other events.

2017 Annual meeting in Davos, Panel on Future of Health and Healthcare