WHO EMRO recognises UTB as one of the Health Promoting Universities

Under the patronage of the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health His Excellency Lieutenant General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, and in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Jaleela bint Al Sayed Jawad Hasan, Minister of Health, and Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Duaij Al Khalifa, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council, University of Technology Bahrain (UTB), headed by Dr. Hasan Almulla, received the award of being one of the healthy Universities in the Kingdom of Bahrain from Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Regional Director of the World Health Organization Regional Office in the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO).

“By developing the WHO Healthy Universities programme, the leadership in the Kingdom of Bahrain continues to show commitment, not only in adding value across national settings, but also in advancing sustainable development across regional and global environments. Guided by the future-ready mindset of their students, academic institutions continuously seek innovative ways to empower multi-sectoral action and encourage community engagement, partnerships, and the participation of all stakeholders to improve the social determinants of health through shared action. Together, we hold the potential to influence sustainable opportunities to advance Health For All, By All”, said Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Regional Director of WHO EMRO.

Following the assessment based on WHO global accreditation criteria, the recognition given to UTB is an attestation of its efforts towards advancing the WHO goal of people enjoying better health and well-being. The UTB community is grateful to the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Higher Education Council, Supreme Council of Health, and World Health Organization for the recognition and for organising the awarding ceremony, which was attended by distinguished dignitaries.

UTB in collaboration with GFH Financial Group hosted the event at Harbour House.

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