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Dr. Khojah Leads the 77th Meeting of the Executive Board of the GCC Council of Health Ministers
17 November 2012
   The director of the GCC Council of Health Ministers, Prof. Tawfik bin Ahmed Khojah, led chaired this morning the regular 77th Meeting of the Executive Board of the GCC Council of Health Ministers, which was attended by all members. The meeting will last for three days at the Board Headquarters at the Embassies (Al-Sefarat) District, in Riyadh. Dr. Khojah started the meeting with a word in which he prayed for Allah to confer speedy recovery on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, May Allah protect him, and to make success of the surgery conducted to him this noon, and to perpetuate his health and well-being. Allah listens and responds! 
 
Dr. Khojah pointed out that the Executive Board discussed today a number of technical issues, such as combating non-communicable diseases, health quality and patient safety, alternative and complementary medicine, and the establishment of an advanced GCC preventive curative center for cancer patients … etc.
 
Dr. Khojah concluded his address by pointing out that the meeting will be discussing the arrangements for the 74th of the GCC Council of Health Ministers to be hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain on 27-28 Safar, 1434. The members of the Executive Board will approve the proposed agenda of the meeting to be submitted to the ministers.
 
Meanwhile, Dr. Khojah welcomed the members of the Executive Board of the GCC Council of Health Ministers, the guests of the Kingdom and the Executive Board. “May Allah help us in this meeting, so as to come up with constructive recommendations meeting the Leaders' ambitions and aspirations, May Allah protect them,” said Dr. Khojah.
 
For his part, the Assistant Undersecretary of Foreign Relations and International Health, and director of Dubai Medical Region, Mr. Nasser Khalifah Al-Bodoor, has commended the Kingdom's hospitality and great efforts made in serving pilgrims, especially the health sector which provided high-quality specialized curative, therapeutic and preventive services for pilgrims. He also congratulated the Kingdom for being approved as an accredited center for mass gathering medicine. “However,” Al-Bodoor concluded, “this should come as no surprise, since the Kingdom has manifested itself as a pillar of health distinction at the local, regional and international levels.”
 



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