Sultanate to Host the 2nd Regional Adolescent and Youth Health Conference
Sultanate to Host the 2nd Regional Adolescent and Youth Health Conference17/10/2018
The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) will host next week the second Adolescent and Youth Health Conference holding the theme “Together; in providing holistic adolescents and youth care”. The inauguration ceremony will be under the auspices of His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs at Hormuz Grand hotel.
The conference is expected to see around 300 participants from the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) region and other regions in the world who would address issues that affect the ability of adolescents to live healthy, safe and productive lives.
The four-day conference aims to create an increase regional awareness with community-based programs and to advocate for Health Care Providers to prevent and face the unmet needs of the adolescents and youth population in the MENA Region.
The conference will highlight spectrum of topics on adolescent and youth mental health, non-communicable diseases (NCDS) among adolescent and youth, as well as adolescents and youth reproductive health and the multi-sectorial investments in adolescents and youth health. Beside oral presentations and scientific discussions, the conference will involve an exhibition, interactive sessions with youth, and Youth corner.
It is worth mentioning that the selection of the Sultanate to host the Second Annual Regional Conference came as an acknowledgment of its distinguished efforts made by the MOH in advancing adolescent healthcare in the country. This is perceived through establishing section for University and Adolescents Health within the structure of MOH School & University department as well as developing Adolescents Medicine department at the Royal Hospital. Moreover, the Ministry is keen in implementing health-promoting programs including peers-education program, health-promoting schools, in addition to Girls Health program, and health-promoting universities initiative.