By Richmore Tera.

Harare, Zimbabwe. 9News Of The South) The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has been elected as the chairperson of the World Health Assembly which will take place from May 21 to 26 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr Parirenyatwa was elected during the just-ended 67th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) African regional session held in Victoria Falls recently.

He will be deputised by Cameroon’s Minister of Health, Andrea Mama Fouda who will be the first vice chairperson and Cote d’Ivore’s Minister of Health and Public Hygiene Dr Raymond Goudou Coffie.

Dr Parirenyatwa said he was thrilled to land the prestigious post, which he said he would use to advance health issues about Zimbabwe and Africa at large.

The World Health Assembly comprises of all members of the World Health Organisation and its mandate is to determine the health policies of the organisation, supervise financial policies, review and approve the proposed programme budget.

Dr Parirenyatwa will chair until 2019.



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