Oman


Regional launch of the third Patient Safety Challenge “Medication without harm"

Patient_Safety_Challenge20 September 2017 – The regional launch of the third Patient Safety Challenge: “Medication without harm”, was held 17-18 September 2017, in Muscat, Oman. This high-level meeting was jointly organized by WHO headquarters, the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and WHO country office in Oman, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Oman.

Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, delivered a welcome address in the opening ceremony, that was attended by HE the Minister of Health of Oman, HE the Minister of Higher Education of Oman and the Minister of Health of Qatar and senior officials from the Ministry of Health of Oman and Sultan Qaboos University. 

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Oman prepares for the Global Adult Tobacco Survey

The Ministry of Heath has begun preparations to conduct the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) in Oman. A three member team from the Ministry attended a 5-day Orientation Training at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA. The training covers all aspects of the survey including the adaptation of the standard questionnaire, sample design adaptation, and data management. Although Oman has some data about tobacco use, this will be the first survey that will obtain comprehensive information including the prevalence of tobacco use (both smoking and smokeless tobacco products) and second-hand smoke, cessation, knowledge, attitudes and perceptions and exposure of tobacco products in the media. 

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Events

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 4159
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 6.8
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 17
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.2
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 76.6

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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