Cabinet approves MoA between India and WHO
The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between India and World Health Organisation (WHO) represented by its Regional Office for South-East Asia acting through its country office in India. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The bilateral MoA was signed in March, 2018 in New Delhi. It aims to encourage cooperation between India and WHO. This will facilitate in improving public health status of people in India.
World Health Organisation (WHO)
The WHO is specialized agency of United Nations that acts as coordinating authority on international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948 and succeededHealth Organization, which was an agency of the League of Nations. It is a member of United Nations Development Group and its headquarters is located at Geneva. WHO flag features the Rod of Asclepius as a symbol for healing.