Oman

Malaria elimination efforts in Oman

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14 May 2019 – Globally, an estimated 3.3 billion people are at risk of malaria, of whom 1.2 billion are at high risk. Yet malaria is an entirely preventable and treatable mosquito-borne illness.

Historically, malaria was one of the major public health problems in Oman. In 1991, the national malaria eradication programme was launched in Sharqiya (north and south) governorates as a pilot project.

Its strategies applied vector control (mainly larvaciding), early case detection and prompt (radical) treatment. The success of the programme enabled its expansion to other governorates in a phased manner, with the goal of reaching an annual parasite incidence (API) of 1/10 000 population by 2000. 

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Building regulatory capacity for medical devices

Workshop participants18 November 2018 – Medical devices and equipment play a significant role in health care. Most countries spend 25% to 30% of their health budget on purchasing new technologies to address the growing health challenges. As part of WHO's work with countries on increasing access to safe, good quality and affordable medical products, a mission was sent to Oman to help build regulatory capacity in this area.

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Events

Regional workshop on implementing tobacco taxes in countries of the Region

23 January 2019 – Oman is hosting a WHO regional workshop on implementing tobacco taxes in countries of WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region from 21 to 23 January. The objectives of the...

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2 December 2018 – A subregional training course on advanced influenza diagnostics using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was carried out in Oman from 28 October to 1 November 2018....

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 4560
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 6.7
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 17
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 5.1
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 76.9

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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