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Ahead of Nairobi Summit ICPD@25: UNFPA GCC accelerates the promise for women and adolescent girls in Oman by building the national capacities to promote healthy life style and combat NCDs

9 April 2019

The department of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) of the Ministry of health in Oman with the support of the United Nations Population Fund conducted a one day annual national forum on NCDs programmes review of all the governorates in the country on the 9th of April 2019 at Intercontinental hotel, Muscat. The undersecretary of the Ministry of health, the representative of UNFPA-GCC, other high level dignitaries of MoH from all governorates and other ministries attended the Forum and through this time they showed commitment to the ICPD agenda and its pillars related to ensuring welfare of women and adolescents girls and finding the causes of the NCDs that affect them in the country, aiming at developing health related programmes that can enhance the quality of their lives.  

In his speech, UNFPA GCC Representative said that “this year marks 25 years of the issuance of the Programme of Action of the International Conference of Population and Development and the Cairo Declaration. Therefore, UNFPA is accelerating the promises given to women and adolescent girls, which focus on providing the required health services to this population groups”.

In the forum a presentation was given by the School and University Health Department of MoH highlighting the characteristics of adolescence stage of life and the importance to enhance the healthy lifestyle programmes targeting particularly adolescent girls. An exhibition was also held on the sidelines of the forum where the directorates of MoH in countrywide governorates displayed art works reflecting the programmes they are undertaking to address NCDs in the Sultanate.