Syria, WHO discuss cooperation, developing medical services

Geneva, SANA- Syria and the World Health Organization (WHO) discussed means to enhance cooperation regarding quality medical equipment and development of health care services, on the sidelines of the 153rd session of WHO Executive Council in Geneva.

That came during a meeting between Health Minister, Hasan al- Ghobbash and Director-General of World Health Organization(WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Al-Ghabbash noted to the difficulties facing Syria in light of terrorist war and unilateral coercive measures that affect various vital economic and service sectors, including the health sector.

He also hailed the support provided by the world organization to Syria, especially after the devastating earthquake that hit Syria last February.

The Minister briefed Ghebreyesus on the health conditions in the occupied Syrian Golan and the suffering of people from discriminatory acts that prevent them from their basic rights, including health right.

He called on WHO to assume its responsibilities in monitoring Israeli violations in line with its relevant resolutions.

In turn, Director-General of the organization hailed the efforts exerted by Syria in confronting Covid-19 pandemic, appreciating the health staff  efforts during the earthquake.

Ghebreyesus emphasized the organization’s keenness on following  up the health situation in the occupied Arab territories within the framework of its mandate and relevant decisions.

Rafah al-Allouni/ Mazen Eyon

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