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Arab Health Summit held in Washington

Washington, The Arab Centre for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) organised the 8th ACCESS Arab Health Summit in Washington D.C. on September 16-19.

Under the theme "A Global Call to Action on Health Equity and Social Justice", the 8th Arab Health Summit gathers a wide range of representatives from the MENA countries including scholars, health leaders, professionals, policy makers,medical providers, public health professionals, academics,epidemiologists, and mental health professionals. In addition to organisations such as the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organisation Eastern Mediterranean Office, among many others.

The four-day Summit aims to engage in a productive dialogue around education and research, public health programmes, healthcare, capacity building and community engagement.

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saidi, Omani Health Minister gave a speech about the impact of the global connections made through research. A number of the delegation's members participated in moderating some of the scientific sessions, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

He addressed a significant lack of data and research on Arabs and Americans, the Summit is the only gathering in the US that specifically aims to enhance understanding of the cultural and social factors that influence relevant health behaviors of Arab communities, including their physical and mental health conditions.

Source: Bahrain News Agency