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WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives in Kathmandu on a three-day visit

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives in Kathmandu on a three-day Nepal visit, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Photo: Aryan Dhimal
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives in Kathmandu on a three-day Nepal visit, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, April 21

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal.

The Ministry of Health and Population has invited the chief of the United Nations health agency.

The ministry’s Secretary Roshan Pokharel among other officials welcomed Ghebreyesnus at the Kathmandu airport this afternoon.

He will meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Khadka, and Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada among others, informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Minister Khatiwada is hosting a dinner in his honour tonight.

In addition, Secretary Pokharel says he will monitor the nationwide typhoid vaccination campaign and the National Public Health Laboratory.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ team includes WHO Southeast Asia Regional Director Poonam Khetrapal Singh, and others. The team will return Saturday.

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