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    Launch of ICESCO Health Consortium Initiative

    31 January 2023

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) launched its Health Consortium Initiative, which aims to promote cooperation between the Organization and its Member States in the implementation of programs and projects geared towards developing health systems through capitalizing on modern technology and innovation and building the capacities of health workers.

    The Sector of Science and Technology announced the launch of this initiative during a meeting it held today, Monday, January 30, 2023, via videoconference, which saw the participation of a working team from the Sector and a host of experts in the fields of healthcare and humanitarian initiatives in several countries in the Islamic world and beyond.

    In his remark during the meeting, Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head of the Science and Technology Sector, highlighted the key role that the Consortium will assume to help pool local and international cooperation efforts to upgrade the working mechanisms of health sectors in the ICESCO Member States and develop the governing systems of this sector through practical programs and projects and scientific research works that identify needs and challenges and provide the best solutions to addressing and overcoming them.

    The ICESCO official also highlighted ICESCO’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to help the Member States mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic by implementing a number of programs and projects to promote public and mental health.

    The meeting participants discussed the goals of ICESCO’s Health Consortium Initiative and methods and mechanisms to achieve its goals, through cooperation and coordination with the Member States’ National Commissions for Education, Science and Culture, and continuous follow-up to the implementation of programs and activities.

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