Bahrain: Under the patronage of the Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Jaleela Jawad Hassan, the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Walid Khalifa Al-Mani, participated in the second Regional Meeting of the WHO (World Health Organization) on Refugees and Migrants Health held in Sharm El-Sheikh.
According to the updates, Dr Walid Khalifa Al-Mani, Deputy of the Ministry of Health, participated in the second high-level WHO regional meeting on refugee and migrant health in Sharm El-Sheikh, sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt.
The reports have confirmed that the meeting was organized by the WHO regional office for the Middle East, and in coordination with the regional offices of Africa and Europe, in the presence of Dr Ahmed Ben Salem, Regional Director of WHO, Middle East, Dr Matshediso Moyiti, Regional Director of World Health Organization for Africa, and Dr Hans Henry Klogg, Regional Director of the World Health Organization for Europe.
Furthermore, the meeting focused on ways to ensure refugees and migrants along the immigration path have equitable opportunities to receive health care, in line with comprehensive health coverage and continuity of care, according to a WHO statement.
The meeting also discussed fostering cooperation and advancing with an approach that includes the whole immigration path, allowing the WHO regions of Africa, the Middle East and Europe to jointly forge partnerships around the five pillars of action to promote the well-being and health of refugees and migrants in the country, agreed at the first high-level meeting, held in March 2022.
On his part, the Deputy of the Ministry of Health, Dr Walid Khalifa Al-Mani, delivered a speech during one of the meeting sessions titled: “Implementing the Health of Refugees and Migrants: Best Practices from Member States”, during which he expressed his happiness to participate in this regional meeting.
The meeting which aims to exchange experiences and best practices towards achieving a vision to make health a reality. For all, especially refugees and migrants. The Kingdom of Bahrain has also expressed its pride in the great strides in healthcare serving all members of the society, including migrant workers.
Notably, working on humbling the difficulties and challenges they face, especially the challenges they faced and reconciled during the Corona COVID-19, signifying that the Kingdom of Bahrain took concrete steps To meet all their health needs.