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Jakarta Post

Indonesia pushes for stronger cooperation at health assembly

  • Liza Yosephine

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 29 2017   /  12:49 am

Indonesia is aiming to strengthen bilateral cooperation on health issues as Health Minister Nila Moeloek meets her counterparts on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The assembly is gathering delegates from the World Health Organization’s 194 member states to discuss ways to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, focusing on building better systems for health in a series of meetings from May 22 to 31.

Mila met with delegates from Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Qatar and signed agreements with Timor Leste, Denmark and Cuba, the Indonesian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva said in a statement on Friday evening.

Indonesia and Timor Leste signed agreements on maternal and child health, infectious diseases and health services in border areas while those with Denmark covered public ...