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Minister of health in Oman Ali bin Mohammed bin Moosa

According to "Oman Observer", Dr Ali bin Mohammed bin Moosa, Minister of Health, visited health facilities in Samayil. The visit included health centers February 28, 2005

H.E. Dr Ali Bin Mohammed Bin Moosa
Official Title: Minister of Health
Address P.O.Box 393, Muscat, Oman
Telephone int.+968 24 603807 / 601852 / 602307
int.+968 24 602249 (direct)
Fax int.+968 24 601430
E-mail (Department of International Relations
Working Hours Weekly Holiday: Thursday and Friday

H.E. Dr Ali bin Mohammed bin Moosa, Minister of Health, Oman, while inaugurating the course stated that, Molecular science and biotechnology have immense potential to address a wide range of diseases and it is not restrictive to the genetic disorders alone. He further stated that, the study and development of genomics and biotechnology can provide our community with an unique opportunity to combat ill health and we must join forces to alight upon this fast moving locomotive of biotechnology and exploit its potentials along with others.

This gathering is expected to lay the foundation for countries of the EMR to take necessary steps to harness biotechnology towards achieving better and more equitable health care for their population, stated Dr Hussein Gezairy, Regional Director, WHO/EMRO. The meeting agenda, according to Dr Gezairy, has been comprehensive, yet specific with concerns for equity, justice and fairness in deployment of biotechnology being the overriding issues for discussions during the course. Dr Gezairy attended the meeting along with a delegation of senior WHO officials from the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office and Headquarters at Geneva

Ali bin Mohammed bin Moosa minister of health in Oman


Dr Ali Jaffer Mohammad (ophthalmologist) director General affairs, Ministry of health, Oman

Dr Ali Jaffer Mohammad (ophthalmologist) director General affairs, Ministry of health, Oman

Dr Mohamed Ali Jaffer Overall Chair of the Evaluation Team; Chair of the Sub-Team for Nigeria

Dr Mohamed Ali Jaffer has held the position of Advisor for Health Affairs to the Ministry of Health, Oman since 2006 and Director General of Health Affairs, also in Oman, since 1993.

In addition to key responsibilities at the national level, he has held a number of positions at global and regional level: Chair of the WHO Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication; a member of WHO's Executive Board, Regional Consultative Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean and Regional Commission for Polio Eradication for Europe; and a member of the Executive Board of the Gulf Cooperation Council Ministers of Health.

Dr Ali Jaffer graduated in Medicine from Baghdad University, Iraq, and obtained his Masters degree from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom.

Members of Team:

  • Professor Ghazi Gjamjoom: Professor of Virology, Consultant, College of Applied Medical Sciences,
    King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Robert Hall: Epidemiologist, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine,
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Kamal Kk Datta: Adviser Health Policy and Reform, Technical Assistance Support Team,
    Government of West Bengal, Calcutta, India
  • Ms Jane Magoba-Nyanzi: Public health communication specialist, Harambee Social Change
    Communication Associates, Kampala, Uganda
  • Dr Idris Mohammed: Government representative, Medical doctor, academic, researcher with
    considerable public health experience

As of 1999, there were an estimated 1.3 physicians and 2.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people. In 1993, 89% of the population had access to health care services. In 2000, 99% of the population had access to health care services. During the last 3 decades, the Oman health care system has demonstrated and reported great achievements in health care services and preventive and curative medicine. In 2001, Oman was ranked number 8 by the World Health Organization.

map of Oman regions

Oman is divided into five regions (mintaqah) and four governorates (muhafazah). The fourth governorate, Al Buraymi was created in October 2006 from parts of Ad Dhahirah region. The regions are further subdivided into 62 districts (wilayat) . Each region has one or more regional center. The total regional centers amount to 12.

Main village
Population Census of 2003
Regions ( mintaqah )
1 Ad Dakhiliyah Nizwa 31,900 267,140 8
3 Al Batinah Suhar 12,500 653,505 13
5 Al Wusta Haima (Hayma) 79,700 22,983 4
6 Ash Sharqiyah Sur 36,800 313,761 11
2 Ad Dhahirah Ibri 37,000 ! 37,000 1 ) 130,177 3
Governorates ( muhafazah )
9 Muscat Seeb 3,500 632,073 6
8 Musandam Khasab 1,800 28,378 5
7 Dhofar Salalah 99,300 215,960 9
4 Al Buraymi Al Buraymi 7,000 ! 7,000 1) 76,838 3
Total Oman Masqat 309,500 2,340,815 62
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