Bahrain: The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, organized the workshop “Joint External Assessment of the International Health Regulations 2005: Self-Assessment Stage” to complete the self-assessment stage for the second time of the Joint External Assessment Stage of the International Health Regulation 2005, to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 3 to 5 September 2023 in a hotel Wyndham Grand.
The workshop brought together a large number of participants from diverse sectors in the country, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture, the Ministry of Oil and Environment, government hospitals, primary care centres, the National Authority for Health Services, and Bahrain Airport To reassess the Kingdom of Bahrain’s capabilities to prevent, early detection and rapid response to public health risks, whether natural or as a result of deliberate or accidental events.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Iglal Al-Alwi, Assistant Prosecutor for Public Health at the Ministry of Health, welcomed the attendance of participants in the workshop, and explained in her speech that the International Health Regulations 2005 is an agreement of the World Health Organization that came into force in June 2007 and is legally binding.
Assistant Representative for Public Health in the Ministry of Health Dr. Ejlal Al-Alwi held a joint meeting with Dr. Tasnim Atatarah WHO Representative and Dr. Dalia Al-Samhouri, Regional Director for Emergency Preparedness and International Health Regulations at the WHO Regional Office for the Middle East, on the margin of the Joint External Evaluation Workshop on International Health Regulations 2005, which is The Kingdom of Bahrain is in cooperation with the World Health Organization from 3 to 5 September 2023.
During the joint meeting, a number of the most important and prominent updates related to the International Health Regulations 2005 were researched and discussed and a number of topics and plans of mutual interest that contribute to the implementation of all sectors concerned in achieving the desired goals and aspirations.
The meeting also explored the most important future challenges alongside ways to boost joint health cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the WHO Regional Office, aimed at intensifying cooperation and coordination in the spheres of health and disease prevention. Along with training the trainers, learning about the challenges and strengths of the Kingdom response to various public health emergencies. #Ministry of Health Bahrain