WHO hails Nepal’s role in trachoma eradication


May 22, 2018-

Nepal has obtained a World Health Organisation (WHO) certificate for the elimination of trachoma.

Minister of State for Health and Population Padma Aryal received the certificate from WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva, Switzerland on May 20, according to her personal secretary Rajesh Sharma. State Minister Aryal is currently leading the Nepali delegation to the WHO’s 71st General Assembly.

On the occasion, the two held discussions about health practices turned successful in Nepal, the past achievements and other plans.

She thanked the WHO for its special technical support to Nepal in formulation and development of health related policies and methods.

The WHO director-general said he was happy to hear the good news that Nepal was

successful in eliminating trachoma.

According to the WHO report, the infectious disease is responsible for approximately 3 percent of the world’s blindness.

Published: 22-05-2018 07:08

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