Health Minister Chairs Sultanate Delegation in 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva

Geneva, Deliberations of the 71st World Health

Assembly began in Geneva today with participation of as more as 194

member states at the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Sultanate’s delegation to the meetings that will continue till

26 May, was led by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa’eedi, Minister of


The meetings discuss the WHO work program for the period from

2019 to 2023, public health preparedness and response, as well as a

report by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General on

the health situation in the occupied Palestinian territories including

East Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan, as well as providing

support and technical assistance related to the health of the population

in the occupied territories.

The meeting will discuss the report of the 71st World Health

Assembly, the reports of the committees and a number of technical

health issues, such as global work on patient safety in order to achieve

comprehensive and effective health coverage, the Geneva Health

Forum 2018, and the World Conference and the World Cancer Summit

2020, scheduled to be hosted by the Sultanate.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa’eedi, Minister of Health will chair

the Sultanate’s delegation in the 5th Technical Consultative meeting of

the Arab Health Ministers, as well as meeting of health ministers of the

member states at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on the sidelines of

the 71st World Health Assembly.

It is scheduled that the Minister of Health will meet with the

Minister of Health of Brunei Darussalam and the Minister of Health of

Lithuania to discuss topics related to health cooperation between the

Sultanate and the two friendly countries.

Source: Oman News Agency