Health Minister chairs non-communicable diseases committee meeting

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Manama, Sept. 24 (BNA): Health Minister Faiqa bint Saeed Al Saleh has chaired the second meeting this year of the National Committee to Combat Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, held virtually with all committee members.

 

A proposal by Dr. Nisreen Al Sayed, Endocrinologist and Lipidologist, President Elect at American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Gulf Chapter, to establish a national registry of cholesterol patients was discussed.

 

This registry aims to reinforce and support medical studies, research and action plans that ensure the necessary follow-up and the latest advanced treatments in favor of diagnosing and treating lipid imbalance and high cholesterol.

 

The meeting reviewed the latest developments in the healthy cities program in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the results of the healthy mall project under the supervision and follow-up of the Health Promotion Department, presented by Dr. Wafa Al Sharbti, Director of Health Promotion.

 

The meeting also discussed a summary of the final results of the study of investing in the prevention of non-communicable diseases in Bahrain, submitted by Dr. Najat Abu Al Fateh, Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health.