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2009 Regional Ministerial Meeting
on “Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries

10-11 May 2009
Doha, Qatar

STATEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS

10 May 2009

Welcoming remarks:

H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar (statement delivered by H.E. Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani, Minister of Public Health, Qatar) - Arabic / English
 

Opening remarks:

Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, President, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Mr. Bader Al-Dafa, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Dr. Hussein A. Gezairy, Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Agenda and aims of the meeting

Dr. Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO

 

Panel 1 - The global and regional magnitude of noncommunicable diseases and injuries and their impact on socio-economic development and poverty reduction strategies

Dr. Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO
Dr. Haifa Madi, Director, Health Protection and Promotion, Eastern Mediterranean Region, WHO
Dr. Abdulrahman Musaiger, Director, Arab Centre for Nutrition Studies, Bahrain
Dr. Etienne Krug, Director, Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, WHO
 

Panel 2 - Addressing common modifiable risk factors for noncommunicable diseases

Dr. Yousef Al Nisf, Undersecretary General for Medical Services Affairs, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
Dr. Douglas Bettcher, Director, Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO
Dr. Fiona Adshead, Director, Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, WHO
Dr. Ibtihal Fadhil, Regional Advisor, Noncommunicable Diseases, Eastern Mediterranean Region, WHO
Dr. Adnan Hyder, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA/Pakistan
 

Panel 3 - Integrating the care of noncommunicable diseases into primary care

Dr. Ali Jaffar, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Health, Oman
Dr. Tawfiq Al-Khoja, Secretary-General GCC Health Ministers Council Executive Office, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Shanthi Mendis, Coordinator, Chronic Diseases Prevention and Management, WHO
Dr. Nabil Kronfol, Professor, Faculty of Health and Sciences, University of Beirut, Lebanon
 

Panel 4 -  Challenges and opportunities to address injuries

Dr. Jaffar Hussain, Regional Adviser, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention, Eastern Mediterranean, Region, WHO
Dr. Adnan Hyder, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA/Pakistan
Dr. Jaffar Hussain, Regional Adviser, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention, WHO
Dr. Etienne Krug, Director, Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, WHO
 
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Panel 5 - Multi-stakeholder approaches to meet the challenges of noncommunicable diseases and injuries.
Mr. Mahmoud Bouneb, Executive General Manager, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, Qatar Foundation

Mr. Wahid Al Kharusi, Ambassador, Ministery of Foreign Affair, Oman

Dr. Fiona Adshead, Director, Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, WHO
Mr. Abdul Hussein Shaban, Chairman, Human Rights Network of Iraq
 
Panel 6 -  New initiatives to address noncommunicable diseases and injuries
Ms. Akiko Maeda, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Sector, World Bank
Dr. Shahryar Sheikh, President, World Heart Federation, Pakistan

Dr. Martin Silink, President, International Diabetes Federation, Australia

Mr. Mohammed Belhocine, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP, Tunisia
Dr. Etienne Krug, Director, Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, WHO
Ms. Christy Feig, External Consultant, International Communications
 
Key messages and Meeting Declaration
Declaration
 
Closing Session
Dr. Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, WHO

Mr Thomas Stelzer, Assistant-Secretary-General, UNDESA

Mr Bader Al-Dafa, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary,   UNESCWA
Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, President, ECOSOC
Dr. Ahmed Naji, Acting Deputy Minister for Health Affairs - Arabic / English

 

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