The annual regional committee meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is taking place on September 6-10 in Kathmandu.
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Regional Director of the WHO South-East Asia Region, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, health ministers and health officials of regional member countries and various organisations including the United Nations will attend the meeting.
Issues on the table at the meeting will include ways for preparedness and strengthening the response to the public health emergency, to speed up efforts to prevent and control non-infectious diseases and to abolish viral hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, it has been said.
Issues like monitoring the progress of health access and revival of the school health programme will also be discussed.
The countries based in the South-East Asia Region are Nepal, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, South Korea and Timor-Leste.