The World Health Organization is opening an office in Bahrain!

On 26 July, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), will open the Bahrain WHO office, acknowledging the Kingdom’s status as a leading centre of public health expertise.

Dr. Ghebreyesus’s visit comes as Manama was recently awarded the title of “Healthy City 2021” by the WHO.

Dr. Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, accompanied by Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, will conduct a two-day visit to Bahrain to officially open the WHO office in Bahrain.

The Bahrain WHO office is set to be led by Dr. Tasnim Atatrah, who recently assumed her role as WHO Representative and Head of Office in Bahrain on 1 June 2021.

A press conference has been scheduled to allow Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus an opportunity to comment on the WHO office’s opening and Bahrain’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Director General will be led on a tour of the Kingdom’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing facilities, where he will be briefed on measures taken by the Kingdom to protect the health of citizens and residents. The tour will give the Director General a first-hand opportunity to inspect Bahrain’s vaccination infrastructure, which has vaccinated over 70% of the population.