【Photo Diary】 (7) Visit to Geneva in the course of 4-nation tour [2022年06月15日（Wed）]
I would like to share with you some of the photographs taken during my four-nation tour that took me to Malaysia, East Timor, Switzerland and Poland from May 16 to 29, 2022.
[May 27, Geneva, Switzerland]
Returning to Geneva from Poland, I meet with WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the 75th World Health Assembly, which I was attending in my capacity as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination.
Speaking at a ceremony to present the 38th WHO Sasakawa Health Prize to Dr. Paisan Ruamviboonsuk of Thailand for his tireless work to combat blindness among diabetics. The award was established in 1984 by my late father, Ryoichi Sasakawa, to recognize notable advances made in the promotion of primary health care throughout the world.
(From left) Mr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, Health Minister of Djibouti and President of the 75th World Health Assembly; Dr. Paisan Ruamviboonsuk of Thailand, recipient of the 38th WHO Sasakawa Health Prize Award; WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; and the author.
Meeting with Mr. Zahid Malek, Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh.
Meeting with Dr. Tinte Itinteang, Health and Medical Services Minister of Kiribati.
Meeting with Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, Health Minister of Ethiopia.
Meeting with Mr. Todd Howland, Chief, Development, Economic and Social Rights Branch, Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Meeting with Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas.
(To be continued)