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Latest update : 2013-12-17

Ahmed Bin Mohammed al Saidi, Omani Health Minister

Almost 1,000 health experts and policy makers recently gathered at the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Doha. On the sidelines of the two-day summit, Olivia Salazar Winspear met Oman’s Health Minister, Ahmed Bin Mohammed al Saidi.

Ahmed Bin Mohammed al Saidi explains how in 1970, Oman had a poorly developed healthcare system, with only two hospital beds and a life expectancy under 50. Now, 40 years later, the state of Oman’s healthcare system has greatly improved, with more than 6,000 doctors and 60 hospitals.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2015-04-14 Russian military

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