Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has been appointed to chair the Budget Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The appointment to ‘Committee B’ was made during the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly this week in Geneva, Switzerland.
The committee addresses issues related to finance, human resources in health, management and budget of WHO, according to a Ministry of Health release.
Its resolutions on those topics are presented to the plenary sessions of the Assembly for final approval.
Other countries in the Americas appointed to occupy positions during this World Health Assembly include Panama and Paraguay, which serve on the Credentials Committee; Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the United States.
Brazil will become one of the members of the Executive Board of WHO, and Canada will hold the vice-presidency of that body.
Joseph has been Minister of Health and Environment since 2014. Previously, he served as Minister of Finance and Commerce, Minister of Tourism and of Environment in different governments in his country. He has also been a legislator for several decades.