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Top WHO official to launch national policy on control of non-communicable diseases

Top WHO official to launch national policy on handle of non-communicable illnesses

The director basic is accompanied by Dr Jaouad Mahjour, acting regional director, Dr Svetlana Akselrod, WHO assistant director basic for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health and Ambassador Michèle Boccoz, WHO assistant director basic for external relations, stated a press release.

Non-communicable illnesses consist of cardiovascular illnesses, diabetes, chronic pulmonary illnesses and cancer, amongst other people. These are the significant causes of premature deaths worldwide, in each created and building nations.

WHO commends Oman for taking seriously its commitment towards implementing the UN Declaration on Prevention and Control of NCDs. NCDs have been incorporated as a leading priority region in Health Vision 2050, the extended-term well being technique for Oman in the subsequent couple of decades.

WHO believes that effective prevention and handle of NCDs depends on a nicely-functioning well being program, ideally 1 that aims to attain universal well being coverage. An sufficient investment in well being sector as nicely as the other sectors’ participation are essential contributors towards actual inter-sectoral collaboration to tackle NCDs dangers and stop premature deaths.

Oman’s Higher National Committee on Prevention and Control of NCDs demonstrates a partnership of numerous sectors to convert their commitments into action, highlight their contribution and determine their roles and responsibilities towards attaining the targets of decreasing NCDs danger elements.

WHO and Oman’s cooperation goes back to 1970, when the Ministry of Health was established by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s Royal Decree and when it officially joined the World Health Assembly the identical year. “The visit of the director general is a demonstration of WHO’s highest level commitment to this valued partnership for promoting regional and global health agenda,” says Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO representative to Oman.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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