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Dr. Balkhy’s Dedication: The Eastern Mediterranean Region Takes a Step Towards a Polio-Free World

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Health Ministers Gather in Crucial Year for Polio Eradication – Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)

The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region recently held its 10th meeting of the Regional Subcommittee on Polio Eradication and Outbreaks. This marked the first time the subcommittee was convened by the new WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Hanan Balkhy. During the meeting, health ministers from various countries in the region discussed strategies to combat polio and ultimately eradicate the disease.

Dr. Balkhy’s commitment to ending polio during her tenure was praised by Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health from Qatar, and Subcommittee Co-chair, as well as His Excellency Mr. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Oweis, Minister of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates, represented by Dr. Hussain Al Rand.

The ministers emphasized the importance of working together and implementing effective strategies to combat the spread of polio. They collaborated and exchanged ideas on how to accelerate progress towards a polio-free world. Overall, the meeting highlighted the dedication of health ministers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to eradicating polio and the importance of continued collaboration and action to achieve this goal.

The regional efforts led by Dr. Balkhy aim to make significant strides in combating polio and ultimately ensuring a polio-free future for all people in the region. The subcommittee will continue to work with other stakeholders at both national and international levels to achieve this common goal.

In conclusion, this meeting was an important milestone in efforts towards a polio-free world. It reaffirmed that collaboration is key in achieving this goal, and that every country has a role to play in making it happen.

With Dr. Balkhy leading regional efforts, there is hope that we will see an end to polio soon. As she said during her address at the meeting: “We have come too far to turn back now.”

By Samantha Jones

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