Health Minister to speak in Washington DC
Hon Tony Ryall
Minister of Health
Minister for State
12 November 2012
Health Minister to
speak in Washington DC
Health Minister Tony Ryall
heads for Washington DC and New York tomorrow.
Washington Mr Ryall will speak at the Commonwealth Fund’s
2012 International Symposium on Health Care Policy where he
joins a number of health ministers from Europe and North
A major theme of the symposium is how different
health systems are responding to the tight financial
Mr Ryall will also have discussions with President
Obama’s Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius.
also has discussions scheduled at the World Bank
headquarters in Washington DC and a number of portfolio
related meetings in New
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