20/ The Sultanate Comes First Globally in Overall Assessment of Vaccine Management

Energy Wednesday 30/March/2016 21:12 PM
By: Times News Service

20/ The Sultanate Comes First Globally in Overall Assessment of Vaccine Management

Muscat, Mar 30 (ONA)---- The Sultanate, represented by the Health Services, achieved a global
recognition from the World Health Organization (WHO) after passing the comprehensive evaluation of
vaccine management by 99% and getting the first position at the world level.

A meeting was held today at the Ministry of Health with WHO team the World Health Organization on
vaccine management evaluation in the Sultanate headed by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saeedi, Minister of
Health and the presence of a number of officials at the Ministry.
It is noteworthy that the global assessment was conducted in more than 90 countries. Only four countries
passed the assessment with 80%. The Sultanate achieved 99% in all evaluation criteria. This achievement
was made possible by the plans and policies that were developed and applied by the Ministry of Health by
the qualified technical staff, as well as the existence of a continuous educational and training programs with
the latest technology and information recommended by international organizations.
A presentation was made at the meeting on the results achieved by the Sultanate represented by the
Ministry of Health. The Sultanate passed the nine criteria set by WHO at all levels achieving the first position
globally in the overall evaluation of vaccine management by 99%.

A delegation from WHO conducted a comprehensive assessment of the management of vaccines in the
immunization program in the period from March 20th to 30th in order to assess its strengths, as well as
knowledge of the weaknesses and recommendations proposed by WHO to develop vaccines management
system to achieve the global standards in this area.

The team assessed the health institutions in the Sultanate at all levels that provide vaccinations in the
governorates of the Sultanate. The evaluation included the central store for Vaccines and regional
warehouses in the governorates and health institutions that provide service after the team had collected and
analyzed data.

WHO has developed specific criteria for this comprehensive evaluation at all levels, starting from the
arrival of the vaccine to the central warehouse, then transferred to the governorates of the Sultanate until
given to the recipient of the service, how vaccines are managed in terms of safety, quality, preservation and
handling of vaccines at all levels.

Immunization program provides the latest modern devices with high quality and efficiency, in addition to
new equipment that are used in vaccine storage chain to control the vaccines to ensure their quality and
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