WHO Appoints Qatari Doctor in Advisory Group Membership of Organization

Doha, March 13 (QNA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected a Qatari doctor to be a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Integrating the Health and Care Workforces, with the aim of creating better care networks for the elderly population.

Dr. Hanadi Al Hamad, National Lead for Healthy Ageing for the Qatar Ministry of Public Health (National Health Strategy) and Chairperson for the Department of Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), has been appointed as a member of the Group that is working on developing the first global source of policies in the field of workforce integration in the areas of health and social care, with a clear focus on the integration of care workers in their various specialties as part of integrated health services focused on the individual and strengthened primary health care systems.

WHO is in the process of developing global policy options to support its Member States, including Qatar, to progressively integrate their health and care workforces.

The group will also work in an advisory capacity within the Health Workforce Department of the WHO with the aim of developing appropriate policies in the field of achieving workforce integration in the fields of health and social care.

The Group is tasked with defining the key issues that care workers face in the context of integrating the health and social care workforce to strengthen primary care.

It is worth noting that Dr. Hanadi Al Hamad, who also holds the positions of Medical Director of Rumailah Hospital and the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, has established a strong and successful working relationship with the WHO, including acting in an advisory capacity for the safety and care of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic. The invitation is for a two-year appointment as a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on integrating health and care workforces. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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