After 21 years, an Is­raeli on WHO

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By JUDY SIEGEL

A se­nior Health Min­istry of­fi­cial has been named to the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion after 21 years in which Is­rael has had no rep­re­sen­ta­tive in that body.

Prof. Ita­mar Grotto, the min­istry’s as­so­ciate di­rec­tor-gen­eral and for­mer pub­lic health head, was cho­sen in Bu­dapest where mem­bers of the WHO con­vened.

He said he was moved by the ap­point­ment and promised to do all he could to faith­fully rep­re­sent the in­ter­ests of Is­rael.

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