HE the Minister of State for International Co-operation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid AlKhater has met World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva.
They discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, including the Israeli attacks on Kamal Adwan Hospital and health facilities in the Strip.
They also discussed avenues for co-operation between Qatar and the WHO in providing medical assistance and treatment for sick and wounded Palestinians.
HE AlKhater extended Qatar's thanks to the WHO for supporting the health sector in Gaza, affirming that the State welcomes the adoption of the WHO Executive Board's resolution during its special session on the health situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.
That resolution was the first since the events of October 7 to be unanimously adopted on the war on Gaza within the United Nations' system.
HE AlKhater added that Qatar hopes that the WHO would follow up on the implementation of the resolution's items, including the arrival of workers operating in the medical field, provision of water, electricity and fuel supplies, stopping the attacks on healthcare facilities, as well as protection of sick people, health workers and those operating in the field of providing humanitarian assistance, in addition to urging all parties to live up to their obligations in accordance with international humanitarian law, especially those related to protecting civilians in armed conflict and those operating in the medical field.
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