Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 | 15 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
WHO collaborating centres’ meeting held in Muscat

WHO collaborating centres’ meeting held in Muscat

The meeting was held at the InterContinental Muscat and it was chaired by H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health. It was held in the presence of Dr Ahmed bin Salim al Mandhari, Word Health Organization (WHO) regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean.

H E Dr Sa’eedi, in his welcome speech, stressed the part the collaborating centres play in enhancing the wellness circumstances of the regions’ nations.

He expressed his pleasure of designating Oman as a WHO collaborating centre in top quality and patient security, emphasising that the sultanate is aspiring to acquire designation in major healthcare, nursing, and communicable ailments.

The meeting was inaugurated by Dr Mandhari, who noted that it was the very first time such a meeting had been held outdoors the premises of WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean given that it relocated to Cairo in 2000. He pointed out that the WHO collaborating centres are institutions designated by WHO’s director basic to kind element of an international collaborative network carrying out activities in help of the organisation’s programme of function at all levels, as nicely as building and strengthening institutional capacity in nations and regions. They represent a extremely valued mechanism of cooperation by virtue of which chosen institutions are recognised by WHO, in order to help it in implementing its mandated function.

Dr Mandhari highlighted the objectives of the meeting and pointed out that in 2015 and 2016, the WHO Regional Office carried out overall performance assessment surveys of collaborating centres in the area, soliciting feedback from directors of the centres, as nicely as WHO’s personal accountable officers.

The assessments revealed crucial challenges and gaps and identified advised actions for each sides. The fourth meeting of all the WHO collaborating centres in the area was planned as element of the stick to-up, to go over gaps and challenges with the aim of enhancing collaboration amongst centres.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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