Successful programmes and projects have resulted from partnership with Kuwait: WHO


Kuwait City – The World Health Organization and Kuwait have collaborated and partnered to create a number of new programmes and initiatives in recent years, the Kuwait News Agency said on Friday.

Working together had also resulted in the opening of a WHO office in Kuwait and enhanced ties between the group and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, according to Dr. Assad Hafeez, WHO’s representative in Kuwait.

Speaking on World Health Day, he observed that significant progress had been made in “developing the Kuwaiti health care system.”

In honour of World Health Day, which also commemorates the organisation’s 75th birthday, Hafeez said: “We emphasise the significance of partnership in ensuring everyone leads a healthier life.”

The WHO representative also emphasised the advantages of cooperation during the coronavirus outbreak.

He also cited accomplishments in the health sector from previous decades, such as the eradication of smallpox, a 99 percent drop in polio infections, and the millions of lives that were saved by childhood immunisation campaigns.

“In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive war in human history, the World Health Organization’s founding charter came into force 75 years ago. It was a treaty between nations that acknowledged that health is not only a fundamental human right but also a necessity for achieving security and peace.”
Every year on April 7, World Health Day is observed to mark the founding of the WHO in 1948. The theme for this year is “Health for Everyone.”

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