WHO Director General to arrive in Bahrain
24 July 2021

WHO Director General to arrive in Bahrain

Manama, July 24 (BNA): Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will arrive tomorrow Sunday (July 25, 2021) in the Kingdom of Bahrain on an official two-day visit marking the official opening of the WHO office in the kingdom in light of the exceptional global circumstances resulting from the coronavirus (Covid-19). The WHO Director General, alongside the Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, will get informed about Bahrain’s experience and the precautionary measures taken to combat the pandemic and curtail its spread which helped protect the health and safety of citizens and residents. The visit of the WHO Director General to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the opening of the WHO regional office represent a new step in boosting cooperation in the health field. The visit’s programme includes visits to a number of hospitals, checkup and therapeutic centres, vaccination centres and the operation room overseen by the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus. Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus will also participate in the opening of the WHO office in the Kingdom of Bahrain. A press conference will also be held on Monday (July 26) with the participation of Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh and the WHO Director General. It is to note that the WHO has recently declared “Manama a Healthy City”, as the first capital in the Eastern Mediterranean region, in recognition for the quality of primary care services in the health centers with easy access to them as well as programmes aimed at promoting health and spreading health awareness, the expanded immunization programme, and various food, school health and environmental safety programmes. The declaration is also in return for various programmes aimed at combating chronic and infectious diseases.