The election was held last November in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, during the 7th World Acupuncture Congress of WFAS. Kabba Anand, LAc, former chairman of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, has been elected as an executive member of WFAS for a four-year term.
WFAS, an international NGO represents 50 countries and 140 acupuncture organizations. The group is based in Beijing, and serves in an advisory role to the World Health Organization (WHO) on traditional medicine. Its mission is to promote understanding and cooperation among professional acupuncture societies, strengthen international academic exchange, support advancement of the medical science of acupuncture, and to promote the role of acupuncture in serving the health of people worldwide.