5 July 2022, Manama, Bahrain –The World Health Organisation launched a case study documenting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, showcasing how the country managed to overcome critical challenges through preparedness and early response.
The case study, which was launched during a joint press conference by H.E. Dr Jaleela bint Al-Sayed Jawad Hasan, Minister of Health of Bahrain, and Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, in the presence of a number of officials, presents a detailed view of Bahrain’s COVID-19 response and lessons learned.
The unprecedented health crisis ushered in by the pandemic jeopardized the health and well-being of individuals and societies across the world. However, countries and health systems now have an opportunity to bounce back by sharing and learning from best practices to establish new paradigms of partnership in health emergency documentation and response.
Speaking at the press conference, H.E. Dr Jaleela bint Al-Sayed Jawad Hasan said: “We are proud to have our experience documented by the WHO in this case study. Commitment at the highest political level was instrumental to the success of Bahrain’s COVID-19 response. Under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Bahrain managed to take significant strides to ensure the highest possible levels