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Dr Al Rabeeah to Lead the Saudi Delegation to the 65th WHO General Assembly in Geneva
16 May 2012
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, is going to lead the Saudi delegation to the 65th WHO General Assembly, to be held in Geneva from 21st to 26th May, 2012. The MOH Spokesperson, Dr. Khaled Marghalani pointed out that the meeting agenda covers several topics, including the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, the implementation of the work plan that has to do with blindness and visual impairment. It will also cover mental disorders around the world, and follow up the attainment of the millennium health targets (objectives). That's to be added to reviewing phased reports on the promotion of health systems, and the WHO's role in the field of health strategic research, especially in the field of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The meeting will also discuss health affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, food safety initiatives, and climate change.
 
Dr. Marghalani said, “On the sidelines of the meeting, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean will hold its meeting. Besides, the 38th session of the Executive Board of GCC Ministers of Health, as well as the 73rd Meeting of the GCC Health Ministers Council.”
 
It is worth mentioning that the Saudi delegation to the WHO General Assembly comprises His Excellency the Deputy Minister for Health Affairs, Dr. Mansour bin Nasser Al-Howasi, His Excellency the Deputy Minister for Public Health, Dr. Zeyad bin Ahmed Memish, Her Excellency the Deputy Minister for Supportive Medical Services, Dr. Munirah bint Hemdan Al-Essaimi, Her Excellency the Supervisor-General of MOH International Relations, Dr. Afaf bint Semihan Al-Shamri, His Excellency the Director-General of Relations, Media and Health Awareness, Dr. Khaled bin Mohammed Marghalani, and His Excellency the Director-General of Hereditary and Chronic Diseases Control, Dr. Mohammed bin Yahia Sa'eedi.
 
 



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