Minister of Health Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajil affirmed Saudi Arabia’s ongoing support for the World Health Organization to achieve health for all.
He said that this comes as a continuation of the Kingdom’s generous support for the WHO’s efforts to combat the COVID
-19 pandemic and for the Kingdom’s practical efforts at the national, regional, and international levels in various health issues, such as comprehensive health coverage, digital health, patient safety, and antimicrobial resistance.
In a speech, the minister conveyed the greetings King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the WHO on the occasion of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the organization.
He added that Saudi Arabia has been an active member of the WHO since 1948 and a vital partner in achieving its global health agenda, which includes pandemic prevention and response, leading to an increase in human life expectancy and the eradication of widespread diseases. He further said that despite all the achievements made over the past 75 years, the world still needs more integrated efforts to support the WHO in achieving its goals to protect and promote public health.