Meeting of the College of Health Sciences with the Nizwa Healthy City Committee



The College of Health Sciences met with the Nizwa Healthy City committee. This is the first meeting held following the signing of a memorandum of understanding.  In line with Nizwa's designation as a healthy city by the World Health Organization's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

Representatives from the College, the Dean of Students Affairs and Community Services, and Committee members attended the meeting. Dr Salem Al Touby, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Dr Zaher AL Anqoudi, General Supervisor of the Nizwa Healthy City project and Committee Rapporteur, presided over the meeting.

Dr. AL Anqoudi stated during the meeting that "the University has been supportive prior to the signing of the memorandum of understanding," and that "all batches of the University students, who have been received or trained in the Healthy City, have left a remarkable trace of their presence."

Dr. AL Anqoudi mentioned that Healthy City adhered to 80 standards in order to receive the WHO's accreditation.  In addition to the surveys and questionnaires done to research the community's health indicators. He also mentioned that the World Health Organization is focused on accrediting institutions and cities that are healthy.

Dr. Al Touby, on the other hand, expressed the university's eagerness to use any means necessary to assist the Nizwa Healthy City committee.  He spoke about the new campus and how it is set up to encourage healthy living and create a healthy environment. He endorsed the university's goal of creating a positive, healthy environment and becoming the first Omani Healthy University Accredited.

Both parties agreed to develop policies and guidelines to organize future collaborative workflows in research and community service.