Dr Sania unites health leaders on biggest killers & impoverishing diseases


ISLAMABAD, Sep 11 (APP):Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) thanked Dr Sania Nishtar for her outstanding work in leading the WHO Independent High-level Global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

The announcement came at the final meeting of the Commission held in Geneva, Switzerland, said a press release issued here.

The Commission, is co-chaired by President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay;President Sauli Niinistö of Finland; President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka; Minister Veronika Skvortsova of Russia and Dr. Sania Nishtar, federal minister, government of Pakistan. Prominent global health leaders are on the commission, which was established in October 2017.

The commission’s aim was to identify innovative ways to curb the world’s biggest causes of death and extend life expectancy for millions of people.