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Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative in Oman

Patient_safety_debriefingDebriefing of WHO mission on patient safety with HE Dr Mohammed Al Hosni, Undersecretary for Health Affairs, and Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO Representative for Oman22 May 2018 – In response to the heavy burden of unsafe care in WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region, WHO is identifying solutions to promote effective and safer care and integrate the above mentioned interventions. The flagship for patient safety work in the Region is the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative.

The initiative was started in 2011 and aimed at enhancing the visibility and implementation of patient safety practices in health care facilities. It provides an excellent framework to guide hospitals in establishing a patient safety improvement process.

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WHO Director-General attends launch of Oman’s national plan to address noncommunicable diseases

Ambassador Michèle Boccoz, WHO Assistant Director-General for External Relations, Dr Svetlana Akselrod, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO Representative to Sultanate of Oman, DG Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, His Highness Sayyidh Fahed Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr Ali Hinai, Undesecretary for Planning, Ministry of HealthAmbassador Michèle Boccoz, WHO Assistant Director-General for External Relations, Dr Svetlana Akselrod, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO Representative to Sultanate of Oman, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, His Highness Sayyidh Fahed Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr Ali Hinai, Undesecretary for Planning, Ministry of Health20 February 2018 – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, visited Muscat, Oman, on 10–11 February 2018, at the invitation of the Government of Oman. The Director-General was accompanied by Dr Jaouad Mahjour, acting WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Svetlana Akselrod, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, and Ambassador Michèle Boccoz, WHO Assistant Director-General for External Relations. 

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Events

Oman welcomes the Global Policy Group

Oman hosted the meeting of the Global Policy Group from 23 to 25 March 2015 which was attended by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, WHO Regional Directors and other...

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In focus

World Health Organization Country Office in Oman is seeking a National Health Expert with a solid experience in public health for a position of Technical Officer Grade: NO-C Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment Contract...

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A WHO mission will be visiting Oman from 8 to 12 June 2014 to advise on the strengthening of preconception care services. Reduction of maternal and childhood mortality and morbidity requires...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 4414
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 2017

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