MUSCAT: The Global Policy Group (GPG) meeting commenced at Al Bustan Palace Hotel yesterday. Hosted for the first time by the Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Health, the meeting is organised by the World Health Organization (WHO). The meeting was attended by the WHO Director General Dr Margret Chan, along with her deputy and regional directors of the six WHO regions. The meeting discussed different issues related to health and global policies, financial and administrative reforms, and explore the many updates in the international health affairs and medical emergencies techniques.
An update on the Oman Health Vision 2050 was presented, which draws a clear road map for the next 35 years that anticipates the changing situation in health, socioe-conomic status, as well as the population demand. On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Dr Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Under Secretary of Ministry of Health, for Planning Affairs in his speech said: “Today Oman is hosting the Global Policy Group, but this time with special flavour, having all WHO senior management presence. Oman is virtually hosting the representatives of 194 member states worldwide”.
He added: “Hosting all these esteemed meetings, conferences and other important events were not a matter of chance. It is due to the international recognition that Oman has made remarkable progress in health and socio-economic development in a peaceful environment under the leadership and wisdom of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.”
SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER