Doha, September 26 (QNA) – Qatar will participate at the Fifty-Ninth session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean due to kick off in Cairo from 1-4 October.
HE Minister of Health and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Health, Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Qahtani, will lead Qatar’s delegation to the convention.
The committee will present progress reports on multiple health issues, including the eradication of poliomyelitis, the Tobacco Free Initiative, and the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and global health goals after 2015.
It will also present working documents on the Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, and Health systems strengthening in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region:challenges, priorities and options for future action.(QNA)
The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO s decision-making body in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Its membership includes the health ministers of 22 member states of the region, including Palestine. (QNA)