The Elders’ delegation to visit a Delhi mohalla clinic

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A team from The Elders — an international NGO former by South African statesman Nelson Mandela comprising noted public figures — has sought to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and also proposed to visit a mohalla clinic here.

In a letter dated June 13, the Chair of The Elders Kofi Annan, who was also a former UN Secretary-General and a Nobel Peace Laureate, informed Kejriwal that “an Elders delegation will visit India from September 5-8”.

“They would be honoured to meet with you during their visit and would also propose to visit a mohalla clinic,” he said.

Annan also wrote to Kejriwal last year regarding Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a health Sustainable Development Goal, and the health reforms Kejriwal’s administration has implemented, commending the provision of free primary healthcare services through the mohalla clinic.

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The delegation will be led by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders and three-time Prime Minister of Norway, and have former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Elders, which comprises elder statesmen, peace activists, and human rights advocates, were brought together by Mandela in 2007.



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