Jordan attends WHO regional meeting


Published: 2017-10-15 17:00

Last Updated: 2017-10-15 17:27

A field worker talks to refugee children in Jordan. (WHO)
A field worker talks to refugee children in Jordan. (WHO)
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Jordan has taken part in the 64th Session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held in Islamabad, Pakistan, October 9.

The four day event was attended by representatives of all 22 countries in WHO’s Mediterranean region, Director General WHO, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean and more than 250 public health leaders and eminent global health experts.

Secretary-General of the Health Ministry, Leil al-Fayez, said in a statement Sunday that the annual report on the work of the Regional Office in 2016, cancer, climate change, the health of adolescents and antimicrobial resistance were among topics that were discussed, Petra news reported.

Al-Fayez also highlighted the burden of the refugee crisis on the Kingdom, most notably the high influx of Syrian refugees, which had put a tremendous strain on the Kingdom’s health sector.