Health Min.: Novak chosen for Sabah Al-Ahmad Int'l Health Award

KUWAIT, Jan 30 (KUNA) — Minister of Health Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi announced Saturday the selection of Slovakian Michael Novak to win Sabah Al-Ahmad’s International health Award 2016 for seniors in recognition for his research, discoveries and achievements in Alzheimer disease and the care for elderly patients.
Upon his arrival from Geneva after heading the Kuwaiti delegation to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization meetings that the award embodied the international community’s keenness and that of His Highness the Amir to contribute to science and scientists, particularly in the field of health research.
The minister added that the award reflected the directives of His Highness the Amir to care for the elderly, including the establishment of the health care system that would be for their comfort and takes into account their rights and needs.
Al-Obaidi mentioned that the award of this year came to coincide with the 10th anniversary of His Highness the Amir’s assumption of power.(end).
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