Creation of a National Health Commission under the leadership of the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Social Security to provide a preventive system to promote and protect human and social health and enhance the level of preparedness and response to all public health challenges.
The Health Council is concerned with promoting coordination, examining common problems facing the health sector in the country, formulating health policies and strategies related to combating infectious diseases and taking appropriate decisions in this regard.
ABU DHABI, 27th July, WAM / The Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the “May God Protect Him” organization of the “National General”. The Council also approved the reform of the Health Council headed by His Excellency Abdul Rahman Bin Muhammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Social Security.
Formation of National Public Health Commission.
In detail, the Cabinet approved the creation of a committee within the Ministry of Health and Social Security to be called the “National Public Health Committee”, established under Federal Act No. 13 of 2020. Al Owais, Minister of Health and Social Care and a member of several delegations of the Ministry and authorities, health and stakeholders.
This decision has been taken within the framework of providing an integrated preventive system to promote and protect public health in society, preparedness, preparedness and response to health problems and raising the level of social awareness of risks and factors affecting man. Focusing on health and its causes, methods of protecting human and social health, and healthy lifestyles.
Among its duties, the National Public Health Committee includes reviewing strategies to protect public health, overseeing the implementation of prevention and immediate response programs in the community, coordinating the roles of the Ministry, health authorities and relevant authorities in the country. Setting priorities and proposing mechanisms to support and improve research and studies related to public health protection, and public health.
The committee consists of member representatives from the Ministry of Health and Social Security, Office of the President, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Federal Commission. From Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, Emirates Health Services Corporation and Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Health Authority – Dubai, Sharjah Health Authority and Private Health Department.
Reconstitution of Health Council.
In the same context, the Council of Ministers approved the reorganization of the Health Council headed by the Minister of Health and Social Security, His Excellency Abdul Rahman Bin Muhammad Al Owais. Private agencies.
The Council is concerned with common issues facing the health sector at the federal and local levels, and with the private sector and related laws and health insurance programs and coordination of work between federal, local and private institutions and organizations to ensure coordination. Among them to improve the quality of health services they provide.
It will exchange experiences, promote health and scientific studies and research, support programs, activities and services to achieve the objectives of public health policy and formulate educational policy for studying health and medical sciences within and outside the country. In coordination of competent authorities in the country.
The decision states that the powers of the Health Council should be included in formulating health policies and strategies related to combating epidemics and taking appropriate decisions in this regard in cooperation and coordination with relevant authorities in the country.
Its members include the Head of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Director General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, the Director General of the Health Authority – Dubai, the Under Secretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the Director of the Sharjah Health Authority and the Managing Director of the Dubai Academic Health Institute. The President’s Court includes a representative of the President’s Initiatives Hospitals, a representative from the Department of Medical Services in the Ministry of Interior, a representative from the Department of Medical Services of the Armed Forces, a representative from the Insurance Department of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and representatives from the private health sector representing health and pharmaceutical care.
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