Guyana Health Minister elected to WHO Executive Board

Guyana Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) during the just-concluded 71st Session of the body’s Regional Committee for the Americas.

Volda Lawrence

A statement issued by the Ministry said Lawrence led Guyana’s delegation to the WHO meeting as well as 57th Directing Council of the Pan-American Health Organization, which was held in Washington, D.C., from September 30th to October 4th.

The statement said participants at the meetings probed a number of wide-ranging global issues, strategies, and plans to address the multitude of challenges facing the Hemisphere, including reducing heart disease by eliminating industrially produced trans-fatty acids, making access to organ, tissue and cell transplants more equitable, and improving the quality of care in health services delivery.