20 May 2018 – 8:27
DOHA: The fifth extraordinary session of the World Health organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean took place on Saturday in Geneva. The State of Qatar participated in the session with a delegation led by Minister of Public Health, H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari.
During the meetings, Oman’s Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari (pictured) was elected director of WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.
Dr Al Kuwari congratulated Al Mandhari on his win, wishing him success in his duties, especially in light of the massive challenges facing a number of Eastern Mediterranean countries.
She expressed her confidence in his ability to manage the significant issues at the disposal of the regional office so as to help in serving the health of Eastern Mediterranean peoples.
The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) will start on Monday, with the main theme this year being comprehensive health coverage. WHA is the highest decision-making body at WHO.