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Regional Director of the WHO’s South-East Asia region

2nd November, 2023 International Relations

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  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter, Saima Wazed, was elected Regional Director of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region.


  • The Regional Committee for South-East Asia is WHO’s governing body in the Region.
  • It is comprised of representatives from the Region’s 11 Member States, as well as Associate Members.
  • The Regional Committee meets every year to formulate policies, provide oversight for regional programmes, hear progress reports, and consider, revise, and endorse new initiatives.
  • It adopts resolutions and makes decisions that guide the work of the Regional Office and country offices for the coming year.

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