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ECHO side event during the World Health Assembly


May 26, 2016: On the occasion of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the World Health Organization hosted a side event at the Palais de Nations on Ending Childhood Obesity. Titled, “Securing the Future of our Children”, the session was organized by the Permanent Missions of Ghana, Malaysia and Mexico and was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of New Zealand and Zambia. Co-chairs of the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Sir Peter Gluckman gave the introductory presentations. The event was chaired by Professor Fiona Bull. In addition to the Co-Chairs, speakers at the event included the Minister of health of Malaysia, and the Vice Minister of Health of Mexico.