India yet to make its support to WHO regional leadership race public

Photo: @acharyas1, @drSaimaWazed

Kathmandu, 07 Sept: India has yet not stated who it is going to support in the contest for the World Health Organization (WHO) South Asia regional Director.

In fact, India had promised to support Nepal if it supported Poonam Kshetrapal for the second and last term five years ago.

Dr. Shambhu Acharya,  Director Country Strategy and Support, WHO is being fielded  by Nepal for the post this time for which 11 member countries will be voting.

Dr. Saima Wazed- a psychologist and an advisor to the Bangladesh Government-who is also the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed is also contesting for the post.

‘We are quite hopeful that India will honour its words and support Nepal in the race,’ a foreign ministry source told