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WHO director-general visits The Bahamas

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met with the director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss how the organization can increase its assistance to Hurricane Dorian reconstruction and recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Pictured: Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis (centre), with director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (left), and Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands, September 28, 2019. (Photo courtesy BIS)

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met with the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss how the organization can increase its assistance to Hurricane Dorian reconstruction and recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Dr Ghebreyesus is the first WHO director-general to visit The Bahamas.


Minnis and Ghebreyesus also discussed the impact of climate change on health, which can exacerbate chronic and contagious disease and increase the risk of pandemics, among other health effects.

The meeting was held September 28 at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister thanked the director-general for the organization’s strong support.

Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands also attended the meeting.

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has urged the nations of the world to treat the global climate emergency as the greatest challenge facing humanity in his address to the 74th United Nations General Assembly September 27, 2019.

The Bahamas celebrated the United Nations World Tourism Day, September 27, 2019, under the theme Tourism and Jobs — A Better Future For All. Watch a video of the Tourism Minister’s address here.

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