12 May 2011

Ryall in Switzerland for conferences

7:36 am on 12 May 2011

Health Minister Tony Ryall is flying to Switzerland to represent New Zealand at two international health conferenes.

In his first overseas trip as Health Minister, he is to attend an annual meeting of Commonwealth health ministers in Geneva. He will also lead the New Zealand delegation at the opening of the World Health Assembly there.

Mr Ryall is due back in time for the Budget next Thursday.

The trip is his first as health minister.