Jabak partakes in WHO Global Meeting in Oman

Caretaker Minister of Health, Dr. Jamil Jabak, currently on an official visit to Oman with an accompanying delegation, partook on Tuesday in the World Health Organization’s Global Meeting on non-communicable diseases and mental health.

On the sidelines of the Meeting, Jabak participated in an expanded ministerial meeting with the Special Representative of Sultan Qaboos, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations, Asaad bin Tarek Al-Saiid, in the presence of participating health ministers from Egypt, Montenegro, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Norway, Russia and the public health sector official in the United States of America.

During the meeting, the challenges facing the public health sector in the world, especially in the Middle East region, were discussed.

It is to note that Minister Jabak will deliver Lebanon’s speech at the conference, which is the first-ever Global Meeting on noncommunicable diseases since the United Nations Declaration of 2018 on non-communicable diseases and its 2019 declaration on universal health coverage.

More than 150 countries will participate in the Meeting, in addition to representatives of civil society organizations, the private sector, charitable foundations, academia and donors.

The World Health Organization is organizing the Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on SDG Target 3.4 on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. The Meeting is hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman from 9 to 12 December 2019 in Muscat.

The overarching goal of the Global Meeting it to accelerate the implementation of national responses to address NCDs and mental health conditions with a view to reduce premature mortality and scale up interventions to reach SDG target 3.4 by 2030. The Meeting will focus on sharing success stories and challenges in countries.

Source: National News Agency