LAHORE: Pakistan Medical Association central (PMA) president Professor Dr Ashraf Nizami has welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Medical Association (WMA) to reaffirm and consolidate co-operation between the two organisations at the WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva.

In a statement here on Friday, he said that the two bodies had agreed to foster understanding on topics of common interest, including development, improvement and protection of health, and action on the social determinants of health.–APP

“ As a registered member of the WMA, the PMA welcomed the cooperation between the both organisations,” he added. He said that WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WMA President Dr Yoshitake Yokokura jointly signed the MoU in which it was stated that priority goals for both organizations would be the achievement of Universal Health Coverage and the improvement of emergency preparedness.

“ Within these goals the WHO and WMA also recognised the critical importance of human resources for health, the role of physicians and their organizations,” he added.