National Agency of Health Security to foster health system reform

APS – 13 June 2020

ALGIERS- President of the National Agency for Health Security, Prof. Kamel Senhadji affirmed, Saturday in Algiers, that the creation of the Agency would foster the reform of the health system, by establishing a direct link between national security and health public.

The Agency will be “completely sovereign” in its decisions, he added. Speaking to the press following the ceremony of his installation at the head of the Agency, Prof. Senhadji said that the creation of this Agency “comes at a crucial stage as it is meant to be an unprecedented body, part of national health system, which is subject to deep reforms.”

The Agency “aims at establishing a direct link between national security and stability, and public health, which is an extremely important matter, “he added. Pr. Kamel Senhadji affirmed that President Tebboune “has given the Agency significant prerogatives. It will be totally sovereign in its decisions.” The “decisions of the Agency will be implemented on the ground, as part of the reform of the health system,” the head of the newly-created Agency said.

“We must not repeat the same mistakes of the past. We ambition to use new techniques based on artificial intelligence with essential data, being the only way to reach the level of developed countries,” he added.

President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune had installed Professor Kamel Senhadji as head of the National Agency of Health Security, responsible for setting up a “developed health system offering quality care” in addition to broader prevention against different diseases.