With Participation of the Sultanate, 64th WHO Regional Committee Meetings Concludes Today
With Participation of the Sultanate, 64th WHO Regional Committee Meetings Concludes Today12/10/2017
The meetings of the 64th Session of the Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean Region of World Health Organization (WHO) concluded today in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad with the participation of the Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Health, headed by the Minister H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid Al-Saidi.
The meetings discussed number of health strategic issues related to the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region such as Polio eradication, Regional Health & Environment Strategy 2014 – 2019, Regional Action Plan for Implementation of a Roadmap to Enhance the Global Response of Health Effects Caused by Air Pollution, Implementation of Regional Action Plan for Malaria Control 2016 – 2020, Implementation of EMRO Vaccines Action Plan 2016 – 2020, Regional Strategy for Improving Civil Registration Systems & Vital Statistics 2014 – 2019.
It also reviewed the annual report of the Regional Director regarding the WHO works in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2016.
In addition, the meetings touched on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and implementation of the International Health Regulations 2005.
The technical sessions, in which the Sultanate chaired the first session represented by H.E. Dr. Ali bin Taleb Al-Hinai MOH Undersecretary for Planning Affairs, addressed number of discussions centered on the regional framework of cancer prevention, treatment, and control, climate change and health, the Global Strategy for Women & Adolescent Health 2016 – 2030, as well as antimicrobial resistance in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.