Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021
The ministerial meeting on ‘Road to Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region’ concluded on Wednesday with the Salalah Declaration. A number of important recommendations concerning universal health coverage in the region were issued.

WHO ministerial meet proposes measures for universal wellness coverage in area

The suggestions of the Salalah Declaration referred to as for wellness policy-makers to recognize a context-certain simple wellness package primarily based on priority package for universal and regional wellness coverage, taking into account illness burden in each and every nation, financial specifications and people’s preferences.

The suggestions also referred to as to devote powerful and sustained focus to the top quality and security of sufferers in public and private healthcare systems.

The declaration suggested that the objective of universal wellness coverage be expanded to contain expatriates residing inside national territory, such as refugees, migrant workers and other marginalised groups, making use of revolutionary financing arrangements, advertising crucial public wellness functions, preparedness plans and capacities for implementation of the International Health Regulations of 2005.

The declaration also appealed to the international neighborhood to assistance the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which plays an crucial function in offering wellness solutions to 6mn Palestinian refugees. The meeting also integrated numerous scientific sessions, higher-level public debates and open discussions.

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, delivered a speech at the finish of the meeting, in which he stressed the value of scientific subjects dealt inside the meeting and the crucial suggestions issued by the Salalah Declaration, stressing at the exact same time the value of unifying the efforts in the area in reaching Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Ahmed bin Salim al Mandhari, WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, mentioned that the meeting of the heads of delegations is a message to the entire planet that everyone’s wellness is for every person and every person concerned.

Dr Akjemal Magtymova, representative of World Health Organization (WHO) in Oman quoting Benjamin Franklin mentioned, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This echoed the final day’s theme of the ministerial meeting, which discussed the function of preparedness, emergencies and wellness safety.

Dr Magtymova added, “The road to ‘Health for All’ is challenging in the Eastern Mediterranean because of conflicts and humanitarian emergencies. But strong health systems are the best investment in reducing inequalities, and the best defence against the impact of emergencies.”

Officials at the final day of the meeting mentioned that 1 of WHO’s measures of economic protection is to decrease the catastrophic spending on wellness and the poverty gap due to out-of-pocket spending on wellness.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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