WHO SEA PRESS RELEASE Ms Saima Wazed nominated to lead WHO South-East Asia Region

New Delhi | November 1, 2023: Ms Saima Wazed has been nominated as the next World Health Organization Regional Director for South-East Asia.

Member States voted to nominate Ms Saima Wazed during a closed meeting at the Seventy-sixth session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia Region.

The nomination will be submitted to the WHO Executive Board during its 154th session, taking place on 22−27 January 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The newly appointed Regional Director will take office on 1 February 2024.

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