Dr. Ahmed bin Salim Al-Mandhari, senior consultant physician and Director General of Quality Assurance Center at the Ministry of Health has nominated as the Regional Director of Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization (WHO-EMRO), which includes 22 countries.
The elections held on Saturday in Geneva at the WHO' headquarters in the presence of the WHO Director-General, the ministers in the Region along with a number of permanent delegates to the United Nations in the Region.
Electing the Sultanate's candidate affirms the efficiency of the Omani Cadres, as well as the respect and appreciation enjoyed by the Sultanate in the international levels.
Seven countries have competed in this position, two countries came out from the shortlist, and five countries have competed for the position. The Omani candidate has received the highest votes.
This achievement is the first of its kind for the Sultanate of Oman due to the efforts and the regional and international recognition.It is worth mentioning that the credentials of the elected candidate will be at the session of the Executive Board, which will be held on May 27, 2018.