"As a reflection of our own commitment to the WHO and its mandate, I am happy to announce the following voluntary contributions from India to the WHO -- USD 1 million for the proposed WHO Contingency Fund, another USD 1 million for the implementation of identified demonstration projects under the Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) Framework," Nadda cited.

He said India will contribute another USD 1,00,000 for the member state mechanism on SSFFC (Substandard/ Spurious/ Falsely-labelled/Falsified/ Counterfeit) medical products. Reducing health inequities among the countries and within countries, providing sufficient human resources for health, ensuring access to affordable medicines and diagnostics and preventing diseases by promoting healthy lifestyles are other challenges, he added.

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