Health Ministry, Supreme Council for Women discuss cooperation to elevate the status of women

The Health Ministry and the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) have reviewed the latest developments in structuring the health system in Bahrain following the restructuring of the ministry and its role as well as health insurances.

The Council, established 20 years ago, is the official entity leading and overseeing the political, economic and social empowerment of women, including equal opportunities for them for personal and career advancement.

During a meeting of the two sides, the SCW gave a presentation of the "Initiatives of the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the National Plan for the Advancement of Women".

They also reviewed important initiatives in the plan, including pre-marital medical examinations, mechanisms to report domestic violence, marital counseling, procedures supporting the achievement of gender balance and other initiatives of shared interest.

Maha Sabt, the head of women's information at the SCW, gave a summary of the vital indicators of women's health, the allowances related to gender balance, and the most important indicators and related reports between the Supreme Council for Women and the Ministry of Health.

The two sides discussed preparations for the celebration of Bahraini Women's Day in December under the theme of Bahraini Women in National Development and SCW Deputy Secretary-General Shaikha Dina bint Rashid Al Khalifa called for proposals for the occasion.

The meeting agreed to set up special task forces to coordinate the requirements and objectives of the Supreme Council for Women and emphasized the importance of continuing to hold periodic meetings to follow up on issues related to strategic work plans.

Source: Bahrain News Agency