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WHO to Hold Urgent Meeting on Ukraine Invasion’s Health Impact

WHO to Hold Urgent Meeting on Ukraine Invasion’s Health Impact

Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 - 09:30
02 May 2022, Ukraine, Kharkiv Oblast: A Ukrainian soldier with a machine gun stands guard at an undisclosed location in Kharkiv Oblast, just a few kilometres from the Russian-Ukrainian border. (dpa)

A World Health Organization spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed that its European region would hold a special meeting next week on the impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on health and healthcare.


"There will be a meeting on 10 May on the impact of war on Ukraine health system," said Tarik Jasarevic at a Geneva press briefing.


Reuters reported last week that Kyiv had requested the meeting, citing a letter written by the Ukraine diplomatic mission in Geneva signed by some 38 other countries.


Russia, one of the 53 members of WHO's Europe region, has not yet responded to a Reuters' request for comment on the event.


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