Health Minister attended key Arab meeting in Geneva

Geneva, May 22 (BNA): Health Minister Dr. Jalila bint Al-Sayed Hassan attended the fifty-ninth session of the Council of Health Ministers of the League of Arab States and its Executive Council.

The meeting, which was held at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, was attended by member states, on the sidelines of the 76th regular session of the World Health Organization, which was held from May 21 to 30 in Geneva.

Dr. Hassan expressed his pride in the Kingdom of Bahrain hosting the Arab-German Conference and Exhibition for Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Supplies next December, wishing success for the forum, which is considered the first of its kind in the region.

The session was addressed by the head of the current session, the Algerian Minister of Health, Abdel-Haq El-Sayhi, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, the Chairman of the Executive Council, Dr. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, and the Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs of the League of Arab States, Haifa Abu-Ghazaleh.

During the session, the Arab strategy for a health-friendly budget was launched, which provides a major reference for Arab countries to develop health budgets that are more responsive and flexible to the needs of their populations.

The two delegations discussed the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and the health conditions in the occupied Syrian Golan, in addition to the Arab strategy for a health-friendly budget.

The session also focused on hosting the Arab-German Conference and Exhibition for Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Supplies in Bahrain, in addition to the joint speech of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health before the 76th session of the General Assembly of the World Health Organization. Which was handed over by the Yemeni Minister of Health.

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The session welcomed the hosting of the Ministerial Forum for Health and Environment in the Kingdom of Morocco, and thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting the first meeting of Arab drug control bodies and the meeting of the Technical Committee for Medicine.

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