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Today's Press Conferences

Press Conference by the African Union and Permanent Mission of Ethiopia
24 May 2016 09:30 - 10:15
Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO Director-General: Africa’s Candidate
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Health
  • Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Ethiopian Minister of Health
  • Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson and former South African Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Home Affairs
  • Mr. Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Algerian Minister of Health
  • UNRWA Press Conference
    24 May 2016 14:00 - 14:45
    Challenged by war, violence and dispossession, UNRWA managed to upkeep high standard of basic health care for 5.2 million Palestine refugees.
  • Dr. Akihiro Seita, Director of UNRWA’s Health Department
  • Dr Umaiyeh Khammash, Chief Field Health Program of West Bank
  • Upcoming Press Conferences

    WHO Press Conference
    30 May 2016 11:00 - 11:45
    Plain packaging of tobacco products is a proven, evidence-based measure that reduces demand for these deadly products and saves lives.
    For this year's World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.
    Plain packaging refers to “measures to restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard colour and font style (plain packaging).
  • Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director, WHO Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Benn McGrady, Technical Officer (Legal), WHO Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases