PRESIDENT KIKWETE BRIEFS MEMEBER STATES IN NEW YORK
The Chairman of the UN High level panel on Global Response to Health Crises President Dr.Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete briefs delegates of member states during a consultative session in New York over the weekend with Other panel members including Celso Amorim from Brazil, Micheline Calmy Rey from Switzerland, Marty Natalegawa from Indonesia, Joy Pumaphi from Botswana and Rajiv Shah from the US.
(Photo by Freddy Maro)
President Dr.Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete briefs delegates of member states during a consultative session in New York over the weekend .
During the briefing President Kikwete told the delegates that the panel is progressing well in compiling the report that will be tabled in December this year and asked them to make relevant contributions that will be useful. The Secretary-General has asked the Panel to make recommendations to strengthen national and international systems to prevent and manage future health crises, taking into account lessons learned from the response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease. In carrying out its work, the Panel will undertake a wide range of consultations, including with representatives from the affected countries and communities, the United Nations system, multilateral and bilateral financial institutions and regional development banks, non-governmental organizations, countries supporting the response effort, other Member States, health-care providers, academic and research institutions, the private sector and other experts. The Panel will be supported by a Resource Group of leading experts which is to provide advice to the Panel on technical and other issues. The Panel held its first meeting in early May 2015 and is expected to submit its final report to the Secretary-General at the end of December 2015. The Secretary-General will make the report available to the General Assembly and undertake further action as appropriate. In the pictures President Kikwete with Other panel members include Celso Amorim from Brazil, Micheline Calmy Rey from Switzerland, Marty Natalegawa from Indonesia, Joy Pumaphi from Botswana and Rajiv Shah from the US.