13 Nov. Geneva- EMR Constituency pre-baord meeting was held at Paris Room in Crowne Plaza Hotel. Dr Asadi-Lari the board member expressed his appreciation of receiving support from the participants and provided a brief report about the Executive Diector selection process and sought opinions of the team on this issue ad other baord meeting discussions.Dr Thamer Al-Hilfi, the alternate board member, provided some more information and his assessments from the discussions at the board retreat.
Some discussions were made about CCM strengthening, challenging operating environments, and eligibility criteria. There were also some brifing abut the next EMRC technical meeting to be held in Tehran. Sustainability of the EMRC secretariat and the work of Constituency Focal Point was also discussed.
The partcipants inluded Dr. Mohamd Chakroun (TUN), Mr.Mostafa Lamqaddam (MOR), Dr. Sara Osman (SUD), Mr Ahmed Saad Sultan (DJI), Dr Omid Zamani (CFP) and Ms Maryam Kazeminejad from EMRC secretariat.
In two follwo-up meetings on the next day discussions continued anound the selecton of ExDir.
Dr Hoda Atta from WHO EMRO also participated in some of discussions.