DG-and-RDDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, H.E. Dr Hanan Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, and Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean

Doha, 30 March 2022 – H.E. Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, and Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, today inaugurated a new WHO country office in Qatar to strengthen cooperation between Qatar and WHO, support the achievement of Qatar’s national health goals and contribute to regional and global public health work.

The establishment of the new office will strengthen WHO’s work with health authorities in Qatar and other partners such as United Nations agencies, humanitarian and development partners, nongovernmental organizations, WHO collaborating centres and the private sector.

H.E. Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari stressed that the inauguration of the WHO Country Office in Qatar, will contribute to strengthening and supporting the strong partnership between Qatar and WHO, which aims primarily to improve the health and well-being of the population.

Her Excellency pointed to many joint projects between Qatar and the organization, most notably the distinguished cooperation in supporting aspects of health and safety during the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022, to represent the tournament as a beacon for promoting physical and psychological health, and a model to ensure the establishment of major health and safe sporting events in the future.

H.E. The Minister of Public Health also

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