Oman

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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Cost estimates of implementing the NCD national multisectoral action plan

a5fd26fb-0947-4b93-9cc7-8704f15a386d4 October 2018 – In response to the growing burden posed by noncommunicable diseases, Oman has, with the support of WHO, developed and launched, earlier this year, a 5-year multisectoral action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2016-2025, outlining the country roadmap to tackle those conditions through coherent and complementary actions, agreed upon by health and non-health sector representatives forming the National Committee for NCDs.

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Events

Peer learning and exchange of experiences on implementation of Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative

A team of 9 medical professionals from Pakistan is visiting Oman for peer learning and to exchange experiences on implementation of the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI). Oman, a pace...

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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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In focus

30 June 2019 – The first meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Forum for Road Safety took place in Muscat, Oman, on 25 June 2019. The meeting brought together Members...

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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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