On behalf of the Turkish Ministry of Health, Deputy Health Minister Prof. Dr. Emine Alp Meşe and the accompanying delegation attended the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) organized in Doha, Qatar on 13-14 November 2018.
In the Summit attended by around 2000 persons from over 100 countries, participants discussed the policies to support and facilitate the innovations concerning treatments.
Prof. Dr. Alp Meşe took part, as panelist, in the Antimicrobial Resistance session moderated by high-level representative of the Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom Ms. Dame Sally Davis. In her speech, Prof. Dr. Alp Meşe underlined importance of result-oriented national and international action plans covering such other sectors as agriculture, environment and food based on the approach of “one health”.
Underlining the importance of global initiatives besides the national policies, Prof. Dr. Alp Meşe expressed her belief that events organized by Turkey at the margin of the 67th Session of the World Health Assembly and G20 Summit 2015 provided an opportunity to raise awareness about AMR.
Prof. Dr. Alp Meşe also attended the “Palliative Care and Islamic Ethics” session organized in Qatar National Meeting Center, and the Woman Leaders Dinner focusing on challenges and opportunities of the women leaders in business world. Deputy Health Minister also visited the Ambassador of Turkey to Doha Mr. Fikret Özer and held consultations to increase cooperation with Qatar in the coming period.