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Madame Antoinette Sassou Nguesso receives Global Health Leaders award in work on sickle cell anaemia at 72nd World Health Assembly

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Madame Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, First Lady of the Republic of Congo, receives WHO Director-General's Health Leaders recognition to celebrate her contribution to the control of sickle cell anemia globally at the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly.

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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