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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman

IndiaTimes Friday, 22 May 2020
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, who is at the forefront of India's battle against Covid-19 pandemic, took charge as the chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board on Friday, officials said. Vardhan, who succeeded Dr Hiroki Nakatani from Japan, offered his condolences at the loss of lives due to the cooronavirus pandemic across the globe.
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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took charge as the Chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board. "When India decides, it performs. We eradicated polio and small pox in our country at a time when there was abject poverty. More recently, we faced the threat of COVID-19 in a...

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