Health Affairs Undersecretary Receives US Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
Health Affairs Undersecretary Receives US Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services11/12/2019
On the sidelines of the four-day World Health Organization (WHO) Global Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health hosted by the Sultanate, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saif Al Hosni, Ministry of Health’s Undersecretary for Health Affairs received today (Wednesday) at the Kempinski hotel the United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services H.E. Eric Hargan and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and reviewed means of cooperation between the two friendly countries. Furthermore, the meeting addressed non-communicable diseases and their growing burden on individual and community level as well on the health systems. In addition, both sides outlined NCDs risk factors including unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco use, along with the significance of multi-sectorial involvement for controlling NCDs and their risk factors.
Furthermore, the two sides discussed communicable diseases and the increase of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, highlighting joint work between the Sultanate and other countries in the World particularly the Specialized Centers as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The American side expressed its satisfaction for the Sultanate’s well hosting and organization of the event.
The US delegation will visit the Royal Hospital to view its essential specialized health services.