19th AHF Forum Concludes

Muscat, The two-day 19th Arab Hospital Federation Forum (AHF), organized by the AHF in cooperation with Arab health ministries, association and healthcare providers under the theme ‘ partnership to develop healthcare sector’, concluded today.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Ubaid al- Saeedi, Minister of Health hailed the efforts made by the Forum’s organizing committee and thanked speakers.

He highlighted the development witnessed by the health system in the Sultanate, such as the decrease in maternity and new born mortality rates.

He visited the associated scientific exhibition which displayed the latest services provided by Arab hospitals, as well as the new medicines and health supplies.

The second day of the forum included a number of working papers on enhancing quality and safety in health care, managing health technology, the importance of breast feeding, enhancing innovation in the Arab world and the role of pharmaceutical industries in developing health care.

Dr. Darwish bin Saif al- Muharbi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Administrative and Financial Affairs delivered a lecture on leadership, governance and talent management.

The forum recommended developing a multi-module manual for patient safety that includes education in dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing and pharmacy.

The World Health Organization issued a statement at which it hailed the efforts made and the great political commitment which contributed to enhancing the patient-friendly hospitals initiative in the Sultanate of Oman. The initiative included 26 public and private hospital that became models for other countries in emulate with related to adopting proper practices.

Source: Oman News Agency