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Health Ministry Reviews Investment in NCD

Health Ministry Reviews Investment in NCD

Health Ministry Reviews Investment in NCD

24/2/2020

H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health met today (Monday) in his office the joint delegation representing the GCC Health Council, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Program, currently visiting the Sultanate.

The visit aims to study the investment feasibility in the field of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) in the GCC, as well as raising awareness of the concerned authorities and partners.

The delegation will convene a number of meetings with the concerned authorities in the health sector and other related sectors due to the important role that they play in preventing and controlling non communicable diseases.

It is worth noting that NCDs account for 72% of all mortalities in Oman, therefore, the growing burden of non-communicable diseases is of great concern.

H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hosni, Undersecretary of Ministry of Health for Health Affairs along with H.E. Dr. Akjimal Magtimova, WHO Representative to the Sultanate attended the meeting.



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