Dr Ahmed bin Salim al Mandhari, senior consultant physician and Director General of Quality Assurance Center at the Ministry of Health was nominated as the Regional Director of Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization (WHO-EMRO), which includes 22 countries.
The elections held in Geneva at the WHO’ headquarters in the presence of the WHO Director-General, the ministers in the Region along with a number of permanent delegates to the United Nations in the Region.
Electing the Sultanate’s candidate affirms the efficiency of the Omani Cadres, as well as the respect and appreciation enjoyed by the Sultanate in the international levels.
Seven countries competed in this position, two countries came out from the shortlist, and five countries competed for the position. The Omani candidate got the highest votes.
This achievement is the first of its kind for the Sultanate due to the efforts and the regional and international recognition. It is worth mentioning that the credentials of the elected candidate
will be presented at the session of the Executive Board, which will be held on May 27.