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The Kingdom Participates in World Health Organization Conference in Switzerland
14 May 2011
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of Health, will participate in the World Health Organization’s 46th meeting, held in Switzerland from May 16 – 24, 2011.  

The delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is headed by the Deputy Minister of Health for Executive Affairs, Dr. Mansour Naser Al Howasi.  Also participating are Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Preventative Medicine, Dr. Zeyad Bin Ahmed Meemish., General Supervisor for the General Department of International Relations, Dr. Afaf Smihan Al Shammuri, Dr. Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rabeeah, Contagious Diseases Consultant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, and Dr. Moshirah Abdul Aziz Al Enany, Contagious Diseases Consultant at the Military Hospital.    

The meeting will address important healthcare, administrative and financial issues, including the presentation of the executive board’s report. 

Topics will be addressed through two commissions.  The first commission will discuss WHO’s future funding plans, H1V1 flu control, health systems development and the WHO’s role in following up progress on Millennium Development Goals.  Other topics will include the control and prevention of cholera, smallpox, malaria and other non-contagious diseases.  The second commission will look at public state of health in occupied Palestine, particularly in Eastern Jerusalem and occupied Syrian Golan.
In addition, the 71st meeting of the Executive Committee of Ministers of Health for the GCC states is slated to be held during the WHO meeting.  Members will discuss many important regional health-related issues, including methods for combating non-contagious diseases, occupational therapy, poliomyelitis and medication prices.  The Saudi initiative for fighting and controlling AIDS in GCC countries is also on the agenda.  The Executive Committee will also address the state of healthcare in occupied Palestine, as well as that of occupied Syrian Golan, Libya and Sudan.   Maternal health in the Arab world will be also discussed, along with the formation of the executive office for Arab Ministers of Health.

Last Update : 15 May 2011 04:39 PM
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