The Ministry of Health, represented by the Directorate General of Planning & Studies (DGPS) and the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance & Control in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) organized on(Tuesday) a workshop on the Global Analysis & Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) 2018/ 2019 country survey at Muscat Holiday Inn.
The workshop came within the framework of WHO studies to assess the sanitation and water safety, which is the sixth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 "Ensure the Availability & Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All".
The workshop gathered representatives from the Ministry of Health, the WHO, the Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, Haya Company, Public Authority of Water (Diam), as well as Salalah Sanitary Drainage Services Company.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Qasmi, DGPS Director General praised the fruitful cooperation between different authorities participating to complete the survey of assessing sanitation, water safety and hygiene. He also stressed the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Health to participate in many surveys and studies at the local and regional level.
Dr. Omar Al-Farsi, Director of Information & Statistics Department reviewed the participation of the Ministry of Health in a workshop held in Jordan in 2018 organized by the WHO regarding the fulfilling the data related to the survey. He also explained the efforts made by the Ministry through forming a multi-authority team responsible for providing sanitation, water safety and hygiene services.
The workshop addressed many important topics including the sanitation, drinking water, health care and school health.