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Day one
Sunday, 2 October
09.00-10.00 A. Opening of the Session (Kuwait Conference Hall)
a) Recital from the Holy Quran
b) Formal Opening of the Session by H.E. Dr Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabeeah, Minister of Health, Saudi Arabia, and Chairman of the Fifty-seventh Session of the Regional Committee.
c) Address by Dr Hussein A. Gezairy, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
d) Opening Remarks by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
10.00-10.30 First Coffee Break (at the Pergola)
10.30-12.40

B. Regular Sessions (Kuwait Conference Hall)

a) Election of Officers

  • Chairman
  • 2 Vice-Chairmen
  • Chairman of Technical Discussions

(Agenda item 1 (a))

b) Adoption of the Agenda (Agenda item 1(b))
EM/RC58/1

c) Decisions on:

  • Time-table of work
  • Establishment of a drafting committee
d) Award of Dr A.T. Shousha Foundation Prize for 2011 (Agenda item 10(a)) EM/RC58/INF.DOC.9
e) Award of the State of Kuwait Prize for the Control of
Cancer
, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

(Agenda item 10(b))

EM/RC58/INF.DOC.10

f) Address by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (Agenda item 10(c)) EM/RC57/INF.DOC.8
g) Launch of the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) of Somalia
h) World No Tobacco Day Award to Dr Mariam Al Jalahma (Bahrain)

i) Annual Report of the Regional Director for the year 2010 and Progress Reports

  • Introduction by Dr Hussein A. Gezairy
  • Discussions and observations
(Agenda item 2)
EM/RC58/2 Inf. Docs. 1-8
12.40 -13.00 j) Group Photo all members of delegations
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30

Annual Report of the Regional Director for the year 2010 and Progress Reports (continued)

  • Introduction by Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer
  • Discussions and observations
(Agenda item 2)
EM/RC58/2 Inf. Docs. 1-8

Report on the Regional Consultative Committee (35th meeting)

  • Introduction by Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer
  • Discussions and observations
Agenda item 6 (a)

Presentation on Mass Medicine

by Dr Ziad Memish, Assistant Deputy Minister for Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh

Strategic directions for scaling up research for health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

  • Introduction by Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer
  • Discussions and observations

(Agenda item 4(d))

EM/RC58/6

15.30 Second Coffee Break
20.30-22.30 Dinner hosted by the Regional Director
Day two
Monday, 3 October
8.00 : 10.00

Dengue: call for urgent interventions for a rapidly expanding emerging disease

  • Introduction by Dr Hassan El Bushra
  • Discussions and observations

(Agenda item 4(a))

EM/RC58/3

Scaling up the Expanded Programme on Immunization to meet global and regional targets

  • Introduction by Dr Nadia Teleb
  • Discussions and observations
(Agenda item 4(b))
EM/RC58/5
10.00-10.30 First Coffee Break
10.30-13.00 Nomination of the Regional Director (Private Meeting)

(Agenda item 5)

EM/RC58/WP.1

1300-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30

Review of the draft provisional agenda of EB130

  • Introduction by Dr Abdulla Assa’edi

Short Intervention by H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Al-Saud

WHO Reform for a healthy future

  • Introduction by Dr Abdulla Assa’edi
  • Discussions and observations

Resolutions and decisions of regional interest adopted by the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly

(Agenda item 7 (b))

EM/RC58/9-Annex I

(Agenda item 7(c))

EM/RC58/12

(Agenda item 7(a))

EM/RC58/9

15.30 : 16.00 Second Coffee Break
Day three
Tuesday, 4 October
08.00-10.00

Technical Papers :

Strategy for mental health and substance abuse in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2012–2016

  • Introduction by Dr Khalid Saeed
  • Discussions and observations

Report of the 25th meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Advisory Committee on Health Research

  • Introduction by Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer
  • Discussions and observations

(Agenda item 4 (C))

EM/RC58/5

(Agenda item 6 (b))

EM/RC58/8

10.00-10.30 First Coffee Break
10.30-13.00

Technical Discussions:

Managing the use of public health pesticides in the face of the increasing burden of vector-borne diseases

  • Introduction by Dr Abraham Mnzava
  • Discussions and observations

(Agenda item3)
EM/RC58/Tech.Disc.1

13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.30

Nomination of a Member State to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its committee

  • Introduction by Dr Jaouad Mahjour
  • Discussions and observations

Nomination of a Member State to the Policy and Coordination Committee of the Special Programme of Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction

  • Introduction by Dr Haifa Madi
  • Discussions and observations

(Agenda item 8)

EM/RC58/10

(Agenda item 9)

EM/RC58/11

Place and date of future sessions of the Regional Committee (Agenda item 11)
EM/RC58/INF.DOC.11
Other business (Agenda item 12)
Day four
Wednesday, 5 October
Adoption of the Report, Resolutions and Decisions
Closing Session (Agenda item 13)

Eat healthy in Ramadan