Jabak bound for Oman to partake in WHO Global Meeting

Caretaker Minister of Health, Dr. Jamil Jabak, on Monday headed to Oman with an accompanying delegation to partake in the World Health Organization's Global Meeting on noncommunicable diseases and mental health. Minister Jabak will deliver Lebanon's sp...

Caretaker Minister of Health, Dr. Jamil Jabak, on Monday headed to

Oman with an accompanying delegation to partake in the World Health Organization's Global Meeting on noncommunicable diseases and mental health.

Minister Jabak will deliver Lebanon's speech at the conference, which is the first-ever Global Meeting on noncommunicable diseases since the United Nations Declaration of 2018 on noncommunicable diseases and its 2019 declaration on universal health coverage.

More than 150 countries will participate in the Meeting, in addition to representatives of civil society organizations, the private sector, charitable foundations, academia and donors.

The World Health Organization is organizing the Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on SDG Target 3.4 on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. The Meeting is hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman from 9 to 12 December 2019 in Muscat.

The overarching goal of the Global Meeting it to accelerate the implementation of national responses to address NCDs and mental health conditions with a view to reduce premature mortality and scale up interventions to reach SDG target 3.4 by 2030. The Meeting will focus on sharing success stories and challenges in countries.

Source: National News Agency