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WHO chief meets Deuba, praises Nepal’s fight against Covid

The Nepal Weekly
April 27, 2022

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, has appreciated the Nepal government’s national campaign against COVID-19, terming that it was “effective management.”

 He praised Prime Minister Deuba for such effective works that most of the eligible people were vaccinated against coronavirus with smooth management, according to sources at the Prime Minister’s Office.

During the meeting he termed Nepal government’s strategy for control and prevention of COVID-19 as effective, the PM’s press coordinator, Govinda Pariyar said.   On the occasion, Dr Tedros also thanked the Nepal government for launching the vaccination against typhoid among children- the first in South Asia. “Another compliment he made was Nepal’s progress on various health indicators, including a child and maternal mortality over a short span of time. ” 

In response, PM Deuba informed that the government had introduced various programmes to make health services more effective. He also extended gratitude to the WHO for its assistance to Nepal in the control of coronavirus and others.   

Nepal government was ready for multilateral cooperation in the health sectors including capacity building of health workers, said PM Deuba.