WHO Representative to Maldives, Dr Nazneen Anwar on Sunday paid an introductory call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid.
During this meeting, Dr Nazneen presented her letter of appointment to the minister.
Discussions were held between both on the role of WHO in supporting the government's efforts to reform the health sector and strength the health system.
Additionally, they conversed on ways to strengthen cooperation between Maldives and WHO and also highlighted the numerous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and social recovery efforts that are underway.
Minster Shahid expressed gratitude towards the WHO for the assistance provided to Maldives during the pandemic. He also highlighted the indispensable role of WHO in overcoming the challenges that the country is facing in addressing the health emergency, as well as in minimizing the long-term socio-economic impact of the global pandemic.