Health Minister arrives in UAE to participate in the 7th ICHM

Minister of Health, Abdulla Ameen has arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to participate in the 7th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Health of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (ICHM).

ICHM is being hosted by UAE in its capital, Abu Dhabi from 15th-17th December 2019. The main theme of the conference is “Quality of Life” and will see the participation of Ministers of Health and high-level representatives from the Member States, various OIC institutions and international organizations.

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The conference will see discussions by OIC health ministers on the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action (SHPA) 2014-2023 and how to foster cooperation in relation to it. It will also cover healthy lifestyles, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health and nutrition, health emergencies and disasters, self-reliance in the production of medicines, vaccines and medical technologies.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. Held every two year, the last edition of the conference was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 2017.

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