Statement by India at the 142nd Session of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (22nd to 27th January 2018) on Agenda item 4.6: Maternal, infant and young child nutrition, delivered by Sh. Animesh Choudhury, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of India. [WHO HQ, Geneva, 26th January 2018]

Statement by India at the 142nd Session of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (22nd to 27th January 2018) on Agenda item 4.6: Maternal, infant and young child nutrition, delivered by Sh. Animesh Choudhury, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of India. [WHO HQ, Geneva, 26th January 2018]

Thank you Mr. Chair,

India thanks the WHO Secretariat for document number EB 142/23 on safeguarding against possible conflicts of interest in nutrition programmes.

2. Having examined the contents of the document carefully, India acknowledges that successful management of conflict of interest is critical to engagement with non-state actors.

3. India supports the proposed tools for decision making for the prevention and management of conflict of interest in the policy development and implementation of nutrition programs including its six steps.

4. India proposes to participate in the country level pilot to be undertaken by the WHO Secretariat to test the applicability and practical value of the proposed decision making tools.

5. Accordingly, the possibility of developing national policies and procedures as per the national legal framework and country context can be explored.

Thank you.

 

 
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