Workshop on national health account [Archives:2005/837/Local News]
By Hamoud al-Hashimi
Yemen Times Staff
SANA'A- April 23- Yemen Times- A workshop on the health and national accounts was held at Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, which lasted for five days. It was organized by the Ministry of Public Health and Population in cooperation with the executive office of the Gulf Cooperative Council's foreign ministers and the regional office of the World Health Organization's USAID.
The workshop aimed to develop abilities of the national teams and utilizing them in conducting health studies.
At the opening of the workshop, Dr. Yahya al-No'mi minister of public health and population delivered a speech in which he clarified that staging the workshop comes as a fruit of the joint efforts exerted by the executive office of the Gulf Cooperative Council's foreign ministers and the regional office of the World Health Organization.
Outcomes of the workshops reflected the implementation of protocols signed by the two sides, with the aim to enhance cooperation between Gulf Cooperative Council countries and the WHO, as well as exchanging experiences in medical areas.
Minister of public health and population confirmed the attenti his ministry draws toward raising the standards of health services, pointing out the necessity of increasing funds allocated for the health sector through the processing of national health accounts.
He noted that the national health account was enhanced in 1998 in which the aspects of health sector financial agreements were analyzed. In addition to the issuance of report of the national health account for the financial years 1999-2003, which is considered as a useful tool for workers in the field of planning.
On his part, Dr. Tawfeeq Khojah, General Manger at the executive office of the Gulf Cooperative Council's foreign ministers, delivered an address in which he emphasized the importance of various activities held at the workshop.
The workshop was attended by representatives from national health account teams in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq and Yemen, as well as a number of finance and planning ministers and officials from the Central Organization for Control and Audit.