PATH statement on official relations status with the World Health Organization

January 29, 2018 by Philippe Guinot

Executive Board votes for admission of PATH into official relations with the WHO

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Today, at the 142nd session of the Executive Board meetings, the 34 members of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board voted to grant PATH official relations status with WHO, giving PATH full participation rights in future Executive Board meetings and World Health Assemblies.

A statement from PATH's Geneva Office Director Philippe Guinot follows:

"As PATH celebrates 40 years of supporting global health innovation, we welcome the approval of our official relations status with the World Health Organization. We have enjoyed a very close and productive collaborative relationship with WHO, and look forward to continuing to work side-by-side toward the advancement of public health in the future."


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Posted January 29, 2018.