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David Sergeenko Selected s a Member of WHO Executive Board

Georgia’s health minister David Sergeenko has been selected as a member of World Health Organization’s executive board.

The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a Member State elected to do so by the World Health Assembly. Member States are elected for three-year terms.

Sergeenko attends 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, partner organizations and civil society are taking part in the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 12–15 September 2016.

Minister made public speech where he accentuated on Universal healthcare program in Georgia and talked about implementation of the different healthcare projects.

Healthcare is not a privilege, it is a everyone’s right. Implementation of Universal healthcare program became the reality for my country, because Georgia prioritized protection of health and increased budget by 150% in the last three years. However, it is still 50 % lower than in respect of gross domestic product, which is two times less than European countries. We succeed in this ambitious project.