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Arab platform mooted for quick COVID-19 action

14 Mar 2021

A recommendation has been made to the Arab Health Ministers Council to set up a platform which will quickly respond to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic among Arab countries.  

This was arrived at a meeting of the Executive Office of the Arab Health Ministers Council held via video conferencing on Sunday.  

At the meeting the sultanate was represented by the Ministry of Health. The meeting was part of the preparatory meeting for the 54th regular session of the Arab Health Ministers Council scheduled for Monday.  

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, attended the virtual meeting. 

Participants raised the urgent recommendation to be presented to the Arab Health Ministers Council at the meeting on Monday to approve the establishment of an Arab platform under the umbrella of the League of Arab States and in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt. 

The platform aims to quickly and urgently respond to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic among Arab countries in order to avoid any disasters and accidents that may lead to the loss of lives. 

Dr Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population of Egypt, and head of the Executive Office of the Arab Health Ministers Council, welcomed the idea. 

She affirmed that the platform will work to quickly respond to emergencies, health supplies, and coordination between all Arab countries to avoid crises and to keep health systems fully prepared. 
 

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