(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- The sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Health (MoH) is participating in the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) meetings that started on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland. It will conclude on May 28.
The sultanate's delegation is led by H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa'eedi, Minister of Health.
The meetings seek to discuss the reports of the main committees, strategic priority matters such as implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Document, Universal Health Coverage, Public health emergencies: preparedness & response, Proposed programme budget 2020–21, polio eradication, health, environment and climate change, access to medication and vaccines, as well as follow-up to the high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly on health-related issues.
In addition, the meetings also highlight a number of technical health matters including the pandemic influenza preparedness framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits, member state mechanism on substandard and falsified medical products, human resources for health, promoting the health of refugees and migrants, patient safety, smallpox eradication, etc.