Kuwait has incorporated psychological health into its network of primary care, said Kuwait's Minister of Health Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi in a speech ending the 62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held here in Kuwait for the past four days.
Among the many topics of discussion the committee delved into was the level of health services provided to the public in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region, said the minister. There was emphasis on the topics of psychological health, medical teaching, preventing chronic diseases, fighting Malaria and Polio, among other ones, said the minister.
The committee, moreover, addressed the subject of evaluating health technology and boosting the capacity of health systems through appropriate and effective methods to assess health technology and choose better health care, he noted.
Health officials from 22 countries and others from international organizations attended the four-day meetings, including Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. Next committee meetings will be held in Cairo, Egypt in October 2016.