Sultanate's Participation in WHO 65th Session Regional Committee Meeting
The meetings of the 65th Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, which had inaugurated on Monday under the patronage of President Omar Al-Bashir, President of Sudan are currently being proceeding at Sudanese Capital, Khartoum.
The Sultanate's official delegation participating in the meetings that last till 18th of this month is headed by H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health. The meetings addresses several strategic and health issues related to the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) including advancing Universal Health Coverage (UHC), promoting health and well-being, optimizing WHO’s performance and engaging the private sector to progress towards UHC, preparing a draft for the Global Action Plan on the refugees and migrants health and a draft for the WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change, as well as developing a roadmap on access to medicines and vaccines.
The meeting also discusses issues like protecting people from the impact of health emergencies, latest development on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), enhancing pharmacovigilance in the Region, improving the quality and coverage of mortality statistics in the EMR and improving the health of mothers and newborn in the Region.
Furthermore, the meetings touches on developing a strategic and regional sector for the hospitals sector in the Region, improving the access to the health information and knowledge resources, establishing sustainable health systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, as well as developing a Regional Action Plan to implement the Global Vector Control Response 2017 – 2030.The 2017 annual report of the WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the progress reports and the WHO roadmap in the region will be reviewed during the meetings.