Press Release on the Credentials

Honourable Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs, received at his office this morning the Credentials from Dr. Jos Vandelaer, newly appointed Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Nepal.

On the occasion, while commending the WHO Country Office’s role in Nepal’s health sector, Hon. Minister recalled the WHO’s close cooperation with the Government of Nepal including in the post-earthquake context. WHO’s support in Nepal’s efforts to build on the progress achieved under millennium development goals and make sustainable progress in health sector will be critical, he said. Dr. Vandelaer shared his commitment to work closely with the Government of Nepal towards addressing the health needs of the Nepalese people.

Dr. Vandelaer will have the overall responsibility for the WHO’s operational activities in Nepal.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs


5 August 2015