During her speech at the 75th World Health Assembly, Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of health stated that the State of Qatar, under the present government was able to address the challenges of COVID-19 successfully due to a comprehensive, whole government, whole society approach.
Her Excellency said that Qatar was able to protect the health of the population and the well-being of the economy from the devastating impacts of the pandemic through a balanced scientific approach to public health measures. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic shows that health security is a joint responsibility and that global collaboration, sharing of data and solidarity are essential to ensuring our global health and wellbeing.
Dr. Kuwari said the Qatar National Vision 2030 emphasizes the importance of health and education which has resulted in major investments in health. This has enabled Qatar to significantly expand its healthcare system, more than doubling the health service capacity. It was this resilience and the dedication of Qatar’s talented health workers that enabled Qatar to have one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rates in the world and allowed Qatar to contribute to the COVID -19 global scientific understanding through the publication of local data and findings in leading journals and publications she said.
Read the entire article originally published in the Ministry of Public Health website here.
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