Saudi health minister to head delegation at 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Saudi health minister to head delegation at 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health Fahad Al-Jalajel will head the Kingdom’s delegation at the 76th World Health Assembly at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
The 76th session, which begins on Sunday and continues until May 30, will be held under the theme “WHO at 75: Saving lives, Driving Health for All,” and will discuss several issues related to global health.
A series of strategic round tables will be held with the participation of health ministers from around the world, delegates and experts from WHO, partner agencies and civil society, to discuss current and future priorities for public health issues of global importance.
The session comes following a declaration from the WHO on May 5 that the COVID-19 pandemic emergency health situation had ended.
The Kingdom demonstrated outstanding success in addressing the pandemic and overcoming its repercussions, and it became a model for many countries in effective crisis management and health preservation.
This was achieved due to the unlimited support of the Saudi leadership and the Kingdom Vision 2030, which drew a road map and early on to transform the health sector and had a direct impact on addressing the pandemic through qualitative initiatives and projects.
These included digital health transformation, expanding service provision, establishing the Public Health Authority, the Crisis and Emergency Center, and other initiatives related to the health sector transformation program.