Health minister discusses cooperation with US

WASHINGTON: Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, recently visited educational and health institutions in Washington DC as part of his participation in the ACCESS 8th Arab Health Summit in the United States. The visit included Cleveland Medical Center and The George Washington University. The minister met his American counterpart and touched on several issues including the health security and cooperation, the International Health Regulations (IHR), the impact of conflicts in the Middle East in the health situation, coordination and cooperation between the Sultanate and the USA on the patient safety and antimicrobial resistance, as well as epidemiological surveillance.
Dr Al Saeedi has also met with some Omani students studying at the Cleveland Medical Center along with a number of senior officials in the health education sector. He also visited the Cleveland Clinic and discussed topics on creating opportunities to train the Omanis and exchange experiences and visits. Hunaina bint Sultan al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate to the USA, accompanied the Dr Al Saeedi during his visits. On the sidelines of the summit, Dr Al Saeedi also met with representatives of universities and research centres participating in the 8th Arab Health Summit.