His Excellency Suraya Dalil, Public Health Minister of Afghanistan visits Norway
Her Excellency Minister of Public Health Mrs. Suraya Dalil visited Norway from 15 to 18 April in order to attend the GAVI Board Retreat meeting which took place in Oslo on 16 and 17 of April 2012. Mrs. Suraya Dalil is a board member of the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) since January 2012. On her admission in the board, Chair of the Board of GAVI, Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament, Mr. Dagfinn Høybråten wrote in his blog he was looking forward to work with Mrs. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health of Afghan.
President of the Norwegian Parliament, Mr. Dagfinn Høybråten stated in his blog: “I am certainly looking forward to work with our new GAVI Board member, Mrs. Suraya Dalil as she is taking on the huge task of reaching every Afghan mother and child with basic public health interventions. Her voice on behalf of partner countries will help to enable GAVI reach the overall goal of granting every child access to basic vaccines.”
GAVI has been assisting the government of Afghanistan in the area of immunization and health development since 2003. Norway is one of GAVI’s original six donor countries and is one of two donors that contribute to the Alliance through all three funding channels.