Malé, 20 December 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid met with Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Southeast Asia on health security.

During her visit, the Regional Director outlined several issues related to health in the region. Some of them included the ability of the country to fight any form of the pandemic which may befall them.

She indicated that the WHO is always on the lookout for any form of such challenges and will work hard to ensure that they achieve their aim. The country suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic which generally affected the whole world.

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The effects of this disease still linger in many countries including the Maldives. Ranging from economic challenges to the loss of lives.

The WHO, as stated by the Regional Director, will work hard to ensure that such issues are quickly resolved anytime they arise again. Additionally, the health system of Maldives is a major concern for the organization.

Southeast Asian countries mostly suffer from poor health care issues which turns causing several problems in their health. The WHO is determined to help solve these problems through partnerships.

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid in his statement said “I thank you for leading regional efforts to accelerate immunization, health security, and resilience to ensure that there is health for all.”

He again applauded her for the continuous work the organization has been doing over these years to ensure that everyone gets the best from the health they need.

Additionally, the immunization of children all over Southeast Asia and Maldives has been a great initiative for the government of the country. It has helped to drastically reduce cases of child killer diseases that use to worry the region.

The WHO is one of the UN agencies working to promote the health and well-being of people all over the world. Maldives as a member and beneficiary is greatly benefits from the support.