Min­istry to in­te­grate hu­man rights prin­ci­ples with poli­cies

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KUWAIT: Health Min­is­ter Dr Jamal Al-Harbi stressed yes­ter­day the min­istry’s keen­ness on in­te­grat­ing hu­man rights prin­ci­ples with its health care pro­grams and poli­cies on all med­i­cal lev­els, in­clud­ing pre­cau­tion­ary, ther­a­peu­tic, and re­ha­bil­i­tant. Harbi made his re­marks in his speech at the open­ing of the Is­lamic Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Med­i­cal Sci­ences (IOMS) con­fer­ence, billed as “health rights and du­ties for pa­tients from an Is­lamic per­spec­tive.”

The four-day con­fer­ence co­in­cides with Hu­man Rights Day and Kuwait’s on­go­ing cel­e­bra­tions af­ter be­ing cho­sen as the Is­lamic Cul­ture Cap­i­tal 2016, he said, in­di­cat­ing that the con­fer­ence’s axes and events are in line with the min­istry’s pri­or­i­ties and vi­sion.

The con­fer­ence’s dis­cus­sions will lead to rec­om­men­da­tions that would sup­port health and devel­op­ment plans, pro­grams, and strate­gies, trans­fer­ring the link be­tween health and hu­man rights from just am­bi­tions and hopes into a tan­gi­ble real­ity, said Harbi.

The min­istry has laid a clear roadmap for in­te­grat­ing hu­man rights prin­ci­ples and mea­sures with all its health poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, and care pro­grams in ac­cor­dance with the 2030 sus­tain­able devel­op­ment plan, Harbi said. He also af­firmed that IOMS is the min­istry’s strate­gic part­ner in so­lid­i­fy­ing hu­man rights prin­ci­ples and mea­sures in health and aware­ness pro­grams and poli­cies. — KUNA

Dr Jamal Al-Harbi

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