The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is in Bahrain to open a new office in Manama, marking the kingdom’s close cooperation with the global health body throughout the pandemic.
The Director-General will also have the opportunity to meet some of the frontline health workers who have collectively managed to vaccinate nearly 70% of the population.
Upon arrival, Dr Ghebreyesus commented: “I am delighted and honoured to be in the Kingdom of Bahrain to open the WHO’s 152nd country office. I would like to thank His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, as well as the government and people of Bahrain, for their hospitality.”
Bahrain implemented a comprehensive package of public health measures to control transmission in the country from the very start, before the first case was detected in-country. Bahrain’s approach has been holistic, evaluating the social and economic impact of all health measures.