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Al-Sabti Highlights Oman Health Vision in Geneva

Al-Sabti Highlights Oman Health Vision in Geneva

Al-Sabti Highlights Oman Health Vision in Geneva


During the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) and on the sidelines of the 152nd Executive Board meeting in Geneva, the Sultanate of Oman, along with Japan, was invited to discuss the future of health in 25 years from now as a Member of the Executive Board, as well as a representative of the Eastern Mediterranean Region in the WHO.

The WHO Director-General and Chair of the Executive Board attended the discussion.

H.E. Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al-Sabti, Minister of Health and head of the Sultanate of Oman's delegation, stressed Oman's leading approach to supporting current and future health national security and efforts towards achieving that.

In his speech, the Minister of Health affirmed the continuity of Oman's future approach to promoting the health sector, citing Oman Vision 2040. He added that Oman Vision attaches great importance to health manifested in specific strategic goals, performance indicators, and developing many commitments involving government and private health sectors.

Al-Sabti pointed out that many economic reforms began to appear according to Oman Vision 2040, which constitutes new business opportunities to facilitate economic growth and diversification in the Sultanate of Oman, ensuring sustainability and continuity of healthcare services.          

Oman Vision seeks to achieve strategic targets and achievements to improve the health sector to address the health services challenges by raising its quality and efficiency, as well as the level of health hazards prevention. The Vision promotes investment in medical industries and medicines and medical supplies, qualifying human resources, digital transformation, and digitalization of health services and automation of these services.

The Minister of Health stressed that the Sultanate of Oman has features and potential to attract investors, particularly in the health sector, as it has a significant geographic location and a world trade crossing gate.