28 Jun 2018 – 7:57
DOHA: The Ministry of Public health (MoPH) has recently concluded a series of interactive roadshow sessions introducing the National Health Strategy (NHS) 2018-2022 to the health sector. The series included seven sessions at different health sector organizations and covered more than 500 health sector staff.
The sessions introduced the Strategy’s 12 priority areas and 19 National health Targets. It also explained the roles of the National health Strategy Leads, who were newly appointed by HE the Minister of Public health Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, to drive the strategy implementation.
Dr Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Public Health Department Director at the MoPH, the Deputy NHS lead for the Enhanced health Protection’ priority area, and a keynote speaker at the roadshow said: “As a key component of health sector engagement, the road shows have been invaluable.
“Not only have they ensured the core elements of the Strategy reach the people delivering healthcare, they are interactive sessions which have resulted in excellent questions, new ideas, and have deepened our understanding as to what the healthcare community feels are areas for immediate attention.
“We have emphasized in return that people in all fields have a real opportunity to stay connected and contribute. It has been a very good experience.”
During the sessions, the audience were asked to vote on what they thought were the key enablers to the success of the strategy, the areas which require the most urgent attention from the healthcare system, as well as the MOPH communication channels they prefer, to stay up to date on the progress of the NHS 2018-2022. The responses will be used as a guide for next steps in the strategy implementation and communications.
The Road Shows were held at the MOPH, Um Salal health Centre, Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medicine, Al Wakra Hospital and Al Khor Hospital. They were well received by staff, who were eager to know more about their role in supporting the strategy and its implementation.