Make MENAFN My Home Page
 
  Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait- WHO's meetings important at regional, int'l levels - Min. Al-Obaidi  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 18/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - #Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait's Health Minister Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi said Saturday meetings of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva were very important because they would touch upon issues of concern at the regional and international levels.

Kuwait will be chairing a meeting of Health Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on the sidelines of the May 19-24 WHO meetings, to discuss means of confronting coronavirus and endeavors of #SaudiArabia to contain the disease, Al-Obaidi told KUNA shortly after arrival in Geneva to participate in the meetings.

"The health ministers of the GCC will also discuss ... the fight against non communicable diseases as well as the development of work in the executive office of the GCC health ministers council," he said.

Kuwait will also chair the executive office of the Arab health ministers tomorrow, to prepare for the Arab Development and Economic Summit due in #Tunisia next year.

The Arab health ministers will be following up the health situation in the occupied Palestinian territories including East Jerusalem, and Syrian Golan Height as well as supporting health services in the Comoros, he said.


Kuwait, added Al-Obaidi, was interested in the Lima Declaration that was adopted in #Peru by the health ministers of the Arab and Latin American countries, particularly reducing death rate, confronting communicable diseases and polio.

"Kuwait is closely monitoring a plan by WHO to confront non-communicable diseases like obesity, heart diseases, high diabetes and cancer," he said.

The minister also said #Kuwait was keen on complying with the UN Political Declaration of September 2011 regarding the health of mothers and children, feeding infants and addressing inactivity of some anti-biotics.

Kuwait, said Al-Obaidi, was also keen on following up international plans against chronic diseases and the sell of below-standard medical equipment.
 
 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




Loading, Please wait....


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help