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World Health Organisation Opens Centre In Hungary

The World Health Organisation’s Budapest centre was officially opened on Tuesday.

Budapest, 2016. december 13. Mikola István, a Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztérium biztonságpolitikai és nemzetközi együttmûködésért felelõs államtitkára (j) és Hans Troedsson, az Egészségügyi Világszervezet (World Health Organization, WHO) fõigazgató-helyettese (j2) a világszervezet budapesti központjának megnyitóján a Business Center 30 Irodaházban 2016. december 13-án. MTI Fotó: Szigetváry Zsolt
WHO’s new centre in Budapest is located at the Business Center 30 office building (13th district, Váci út 30)

The WHO has moved some of its Geneva-based operations to Budapest, including its Collaborating Centre on Human Resources for Health Development. Its Budapest centre initially will be staffed by 20 people and it is possible that further operations could be transferred to Budapest at a later point.

István Mikola (pictured right), state secretary at the foreign ministry, said at the opening ceremony that the organisation would help coordinate action to handle the big challenges currently facing the world. He said that Hungary had always closely cooperated with the WHO but “now we are much closer to each other”.

Dr Hans Troedsson (pictured in the middle), assistant director-general of the organisation, said the entire project perfectly demonstrated the effectiveness of recent months of cooperation between the WHO and the Hungarian government.

via hungarymatters.hu and MTI; photo: Zsolt Szigetváry – MTI