Heading to the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA76) in Geneva, Switzerland, Seychelles’ Minister for Health, Peggy Vidot, is at the helm of a five-person delegation representing Seychelles. The event, taking place from May 21 to 30, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and has attracted dignitaries from across the globe.
At the assembly, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO, delivered a comprehensive overview of the organization’s history and notable achievements in the realm of disease prevention and control. He underscored the critical role of primary healthcare as the foundation of global health coverage, emphasizing that effective disease control begins at the grassroots level. Dr. Tedros highlighted the ongoing commitment to universal health coverage and expressed gratitude to his predecessors for their contributions to the field.
Minister Vidot’s Address on Obesity and Resource Allocation
Minister Peggy Vidot is scheduled to address the assembly during the week, focusing on the pressing issue of obesity and the imperative need for resources and political commitment to effectively respond to this endemic challenge. With her extensive expertise and passion for public health, Minister Vidot aims to draw attention to the urgency of combating obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in Seychelles and beyond.
Minister Vidot leads a five-person delegation to WHA76, consisting of Dr. Jude Gedeon, Dr. Cynthia Noshir, and Ms. Elsia Sinon. Together, they form a cohesive team representing Seychelles’ commitment to advancing global health agendas and contributing to the discourse on vital health issues.