WHO Honors late Health Minister with WNTD 2012 Award
World Health Organization (WHO) honored and congratulated the late Indonesian Health Minister Dr. Endang Sedyaningsih with the WHO’s 2012 World No Tobacco Day award.
Dr. Endang was a fearless advocate, and an active tobacco control ally. SEATCA, in a letter to Indonesian President said, “This is a wonderful recognition to Dr. Endang for the great work she had done for tobacco control. We believe this is historic for this is the first time that this award from Geneva has been bestowed upon an Indonesian Health Minister.”
Representatives of the Minister of Health, local governments, national commissions, civil community and health professional associations showed and even declared their commitments to tobacco control during the World No Tobacco Day commemoration, 13 June 2012. In the same event, WHO gave the WHO World No Tobacco Award for the late former Minister of Health, Dr Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih for her consistent commitment to tobacco control in Indonesia.
WHO Representative to Indonesia, Dr Khanchit Limpakarnjanarat, handed over the WHO World No Tobacco Day Award for the late former Minister of Health Dr Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, to Minister of Health Ad Interim, Dr Ali Ghufron Mukti, today 13 June 2012. Dr Endang consistent commitment to tobacco control played a big role in the issuance of laws and regulations on tobacco control in Indonesia.
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