The two-day conference, hosted by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is themed 'Quality of Life'.
The conference will run until December 17, during which attendees will discuss priority health issues for Islamic societies and exchange experiences between countries, WAM reported.
Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Uthaymeen, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Tidros Gebresos, Director-General of the World Health Organization, are also attending the conference.
It will showcase the best practices in health-related sectors, highlight conditions of health and mechanisms for achieving more Islamic work projects pertaining to prevention, health care and quality of life, review successful global experiences in this field, and prepare effective recommendations to improve the health sector in the OIC member states.
The six key thematic areas of the executive plan of the joint health action program in the OIC include strengthening of the health system; disease prevention and control; maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition; medicines, vaccines, and medical technologies; emergency health response and interventions; and information, research, education, and advocacy.