The Ministry of Health of Oman participated in a regional disability consultation via video conference on 23 October 2013. This regional consultation brought together regional and global experts to discuss a WHO regional action plan based on the evidence in the "World Report on Disability" and in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the report of the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Disability.
This meeting is one of numerous activities planned by WHO to implement a recent World Health Assembly resolution on disability.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) are jointly campaigning for a new initiative to accelerate HIV testing and treatment coverage in a region where only 15% of the estimated people in need of treatment are receiving it, making it the region with the lowest HIV treatment coverage in the world.
An advocacy document entitled, “Accelerating HIV treatment in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and UNAIDS Middle East and North Africa regions”, was launched at the Sixtieth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean in Muscat, Oman.
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