UN organizations’ experts working here

2015-09-10 13:42:03

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Chief advisor to the Speaker of parliament S.Lambaa Tuesday met members of the UN joint team led by Ms Dr Carmen Audera-Lopez, an expert of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thanking Mr Lambaa for an audience, the WHO expert said that the UN joint team is visiting here with aims to implement a global strategic plan on non-infectious diseases and to expand technical assistance to Mongolia for reducing and preventing non-infectious diseases in Mongolia.

Ms Audera-Lopez pointed out that the UN team has included officials and professionals from the UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, FAO and WHO, and they intend to focus attention to ongoing measures in other areas for reducing non-infectious diseases in Mongolia such as tobacco control, impact of alcoholism, traffic safety; measures for health, their risks and factors. They aim to intensify works of regulating activities among organizations and creating a fund for realizing it, she added.

Mr Lambaa mentioned that a new version of the law on tobacco control was passed by parliament in 2012, and Mongolia has commenced several works to combat smoking. He put forward some specific proposals to the UN to reduce non-infectious diseases and running activities for prevention.   

Related news