Zimbabwe’s Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa was elected the World health Organisation (WHO) 71st Assembly president, a position he will hold until next year.
He takes over from Russian Healthcare Minister Professor Veronica Skvortsova who presided over the assembly last year. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO which is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.
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David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa