Bahrain's Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was the first ever recipient of the WHO award
Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has been awarded by the World Health Organization for his leadership in advancing global healthcare.
Prince Khalifa was awarded the first ever WHO Director-General’s health Leaders honour by the health organisation’s leader Dr. Tedros Adhanom
The prize was awarded for the Bahraini leader’s commitment to creating access to affordable healthcare for the kingdom’s citizens.
His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the #Bahrain received WHO Director-General's Health Leaders recognition to celebrate his outstanding political leadership in advancing health #WHA72
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“It is a great honour to have an audience with Your Royal Highness and thank you for your leadership and support and for efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the health sector. Bahrain has become a successful model in this area, and we would like to convey to the World Health Organization your experiences to other countries to benefit from,” the Director-General was quoted as saying in November.