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Elderly Care

العربية تحت رعاية صاحب المعالي وزير الصحة المهندس خالد بن عبد العزيز

Elderly Care

Objectives

  1. Achieving integrated health services which meet the needs of older person in the Cooperation Council States in an institutional way.
  2. Upgrading health services according to the most recent standards in the developed world.
  3. Human workforce development and building Gulf capacities.
  4. Giving effect to teaching health and diseases of the older persons in the Colleges of Medicine and Health Institutes.
  5. Giving effect to coordination among various sectors concerned with health of the elderly.

     
  • Directors of the elderly care departments participate in the meetings of the committee. Representatives from the ministries of social affairs and justice, civil society organizations attend the meeting as observers. In case of need, experts from WHO are invited to the meetings.
  • The committee is called for meeting when needed.

     

    Future Directions
  1. Setting the Unified Gulf Strategy for Elderly Care to match the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
  2. Giving effect to the work of the national committees for elderly care in the Council States.
  3. Inclusion of the private sector in the services of elderly care as well as the civil society organizations.
  4. Achieving the concept of elderly friendly environment.​