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Workshop crucial for country’s fourth development plan

The Ministry of Health in Kuwait has once again affirmed its commitment to Kuwait Vision 2035 through the implementation of 20 health projects.

Various state sectors are actively participating in these initiatives, with the Ministry itself spearheading about 8 key projects including combating chronic non-communicable diseases, the National Healthy Cities Project, the establishment of Kuwait Medical City in the Sabah Al-Ahmad Health District, and the enhancement of quality care health services, reports Al-Jarida daily.

During the inauguration of a workshop themed “Reviewing the National Strategy for Healthy Cities,” Dr. Amal Al-Yahya, the head of the Ministry’s Healthy Cities Office, highlighted the ministry’s dedication to advancing the healthy cities movement in Kuwait.

She emphasized the importance of preparing strategies, updating work manuals to align with developments, and building the capabilities of cities participating in the Healthy Cities Initiative.

Dr. Al-Yahya underscored the necessity of developing a national strategy for health cities to establish ambitious goals and clear directions.

This strategic framework aims to increase community participation in developing a robust healthy cities system, align with the health agenda, and enhance capabilities to fulfill aspirations. The vision is to attain the highest level of health and well-being for Kuwaiti communities through sustainable cities that are socially effective, economically productive, environmentally friendly, and uphold national values and identity.

The workshop focused on reviewing the features, goals, and components of the National Healthy Cities Strategy for the years 2023-2030. This review aims to enable registered cities wishing to join the Healthy Cities Movement to align their development plans with the strategy, ensuring collective efforts towards achieving the desired goals.

Dr. Maitham Hussein, Director of the Planning Department at the Ministry of Health, emphasized Kuwait’s commitment to achieving the third goal of the 17 sustainable development goals related to health. He also highlighted the ministry’s dedication to realizing Kuwait Vision 2035, emphasizing that the ministry’s strategy must reflect the goals, axes, and pillars of the vision.

The workshop is considered crucial in preparation for the country’s fourth development plan and the government’s work program for the current legislative term, aligning with the strategic vision outlined by Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed Al-Awadi.

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