08 April, New Delhi
The 5th meeting of the Health Ministers of SAARC countries will be held in New Delhi today , Wednesday . It will be preceded by meetings of SAARC expert group on HIV/Aids, Health and Technical Committee on Health and Population and senior health officials.
The meetings are being held in pursuance of decisions taken by the SAARC Summit of Heads of State or Governments held at Kathmandu in November last year.
The meetings will deliberate and provide guidance and a road map for strengthening collaboration among SAARC countries on a number of issues and challenges faced by these countries.
SAARC countries comprising India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, account for nearly a quarter of the world population and face similar health challenges and issues.