Saturday, November 27

Undersecretaries of GCC Health Ministries Hold Preparatory Meeting

Manamah, The Undersecretaries of the GCC Health Ministries held today the seventh preparatory meeting for the Committee of Ministers of Health in the GCC Countries.

The meeting is part of implementing and enhancing joint GCC action in the health sector.

The meeting, held in Manamah, discussed several issues of mutual interest, mainly following up on the implementation of the Supreme Council in its 41st session (Al-Ula, January 2021), and the contents of the final communique and the declaration pertaining to the health sector, including the accreditation of the Gulf general framework for the public health plan to prepare and respond during emergencies, accrediting the early warning system for the health sector, accrediting the establishment of the Gulf Center for Disease Control and Prevention, continuing global competitiveness requirements, enhancing strategic partnerships and developing joint action mechanisms.

The meeting also discussed the vision of the Secretariat General of GCC on joint action in the health sector after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the reports prepared by the Secretariat General on the GCC health efforts in combating and curbing the spread of the pandemic.

Source: Saudi Press Agency