Qatar Participates in WHO East Mediterranean Region’s Meeting

Qatar is taking part in 68th meeting of World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean Region, which started today via video conference & continue until Oct. 14. Qatar is represented at the meetings by Public Health Minister.

Qatar is represented at the meetings by HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari.

At the opening session, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the great efforts made by Qatar to support the health sector in Afghanistan, and expressed his thanks and appreciation for its fruitful cooperation with the WHO.

The meetings discuss many important topics, including preparedness and response activities for Covid-19 pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, health issues facing populations affected by disasters and emergencies, with a special focus on international health regulations, accelerating the pace of preparedness and response to health emergencies, as well as topics related to data fragmentation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, building resilient societies for improved health and wellness, and addressing diabetes as a public health challenge in the region.

During the meetings, the participants will review progress reports on polio eradication, progress in implementing the regional tobacco control strategy, expanding work in health care, in addition to regional frameworks for action on climate change and the eliminations of preventable mortality rates among neonatal, children and adolescents and improving their health and growth.

They will also discuss the acceleration of the region’s implementation of the political declaration issued at the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases for 2018, and the follow-up of the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board’s resolutions.

Source: Ministry of Public Health