Sultanate to Participate in World Health Assembly

Muscat, The Sultanate represented by the Ministry

of Health (MOH) will take part in the 71st World Health Assembly

(WHA71) meetings, which will be held from tomorrow Monday 21st of

May in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Sultanate’s delegation will be led by Dr. Ahmed Mohammed

al-Saidi, Minister of Health.

The WHA71 agenda will discuss the report of the Executive Board

on its 141st and 142nd sessions and on its special session on the draft

thirteenth general programme of work, 2019-2023, report of main

committees, as well as addressing several strategic priority matters

along with management and legal matters.

The meeting will also include side events that touch upon the

global action on patient safety for achieving effective Universal Health

Coverage � Oman, the Geneva Forum for Health 2018, and the

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) panel discussion on diabetes

and nutrition education.

On the sidelines of the WHA71, Minister of Health will take part in

the 5th Consultative Technical Meeting for Arab Health Ministers. Dr.

al-Saidi will meet the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Health Ministers

and the Health Ministers of Brunei and Lutuania. The Minister

furthermore will highlight the 2020 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and

World Cancer Congress which will be hosted by Oman.

Source: Oman News Agency