Why UN Officials Praise Qatar's Ways in Fighting Covid-19?

  • 3 months   ago

When coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak was first felt in Qatar, the country immediately opened its doors to provide free medical examinations and high-quality healthcare services to the community. This gesture of goodwill was seen by some representatives of the United Nations (UN).

UN officials have praised Qatar’s efforts in fighting the virus at the national-level. They appreciated the way the country responds to the needs of all the people who live there without discrimination during the Covid-19 crisis.

The international efforts of Qatar by sending medical shipments and aid to other countries were also noticed by the leaders. They also commended the State for sending stranded people home, including UN personnel, according to the the official Qatar News Agency (QNA).



The country's healthcare system and preventive measures to curb the virus spread were acknowledged by the officials during a remote meeting that the Assistant Foreign Minister and Official Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, HE Lolwah bint Rashid AlKhater held with a number of UN representatives in Qatar and the region.

During the meeting, H.E. Lolwah Al Khater informed the UN authorities about Qatar’s efforts locally and internationally in Covid-19 preventions and to answer their queries in this regard.

The meeting was attended by HE the Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Development, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the National Committee to Combat the Coronavirus, Khalid bin Rashid al-Mansouri.

Representatives of the UN who took part in the meeting are director of Unesco’s Office in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen Dr Anna Paolini, director of the International Labour Organisation Office in Qatar Houtan Homayounpour, director of the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre in Qatar Dr Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Unicef head of Office in Qatar Anthony MacDonald, acting head of Office at UNHCR Ayat El Dewary and World Health Organisation representative in the region Dr Rayana Bou-Haka.