Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. The meeting was held this morning at the President’s Office.

Speaking at the meeting Dr Chan said that the Maldives has done very well in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. She also said the government’s response to H1N1 was “commendable”.

She said that WHO was prepared to assist the government in facing the new challenges in terms of healthcare. In this regard, Dr Chen said that WHO could assist the Maldives in training healthcare professionals.

Vice President noted that WHO was a key developmental partner in the Maldives and thanked the WHO for all the support and assistances for the Maldives.

He said that non-communicable diseases were a greater concern now in the Maldives, and that providing treatments to such diseases was a bigger challenge.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of Health and Family, Dr Aminath Jameel.