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