UAE Ministry of Health, OIC discuss relations in field of health

The Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's Public Health Policy and Licenses, Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, has recently met with Assistant Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ambassador Askar Mussinov, to explore means of enhancing relations in the health sector.

During the meeting, held at the ministry's headquarters in Dubai in the presence of Director of the Undersecretary's Office and Director of the International Health Relations Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Dr. Al Amiri congratulated Mussinov on assuming his new post and hailed the OIC's endeavors to strengthen the concerted efforts in the health sector.

He noted the efficiency of the UAE's health system, which has achieved high competitive rankings in the global health indicators, thanks to the flexible legislative environment as well as the comprehensive and innovative health services based on modern technologies and the development of the preventive system and the pharmaceutical sector.

Al Amiri affirmed that the issues embraced by the OIC are of vital importance to the global community, particularly the health of women, mothers and newborns; means to combat communicable diseases, like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; cooperation to eradicate polio; provision of vaccinations against various diseases, medical technologies, healthy lifestyle; prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases; and management of health emergencies and disasters.

For his part, Ambassador Mussinov pointed out that the meeting represented an appropriate opportunity to enhance relations between the OIC and the UAE in the health field, to review the topics to be addressed in the meetings of the seventh session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers, under the two-year presidency of the UAE. He commended the UAE's role in supporting the Organization's strategic policies and plans, particularly the OIC Strategic Health Program of Action 2014-2023 (OIC-SHPA).

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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