Sultanate Candidate Elected as WHO-EMRO Regional Director

Geneva, Dr. Ahmed bin Salim al-Mandhari, senior

consultant physician and Director General of Quality Assurance Center

at the Ministry of Health was nominated as the Regional Director of

Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization

(WHO-EMRO), which includes 22 countries.

The elections held in Geneva at the WHO’ headquarters in the

presence of the WHO Director-General, the ministers in the Region

along with a number of permanent delegates to the United Nations in

the Region.

Electing the Sultanate’s candidate affirms the efficiency of the

Omani Cadres, as well as the respect and appreciation enjoyed by the

Sultanate in the international levels.

Seven countries competed in this position, two countries came out

from the shortlist, and five countries competed for the position. The

Omani candidate got the highest votes.

This achievement is the first of its kind for the Sultanate due to the

efforts and the regional and international recognition.

It is worth mentioning that the credentials of the elected candidate

will be presented at the session of the Executive Board, which will be

held on May 27, 2018.

Source: Oman News Agency