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February, 2019

  • 10 February

    Nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign launched

    Damascus, SANA-A new national anti-polio vaccination campaign was launched on Sunday targeting children under five via the health centers and mobile teams. The campaign, which targets nearly 2.7 million children …

  • 7 February

    WHO delegation visits health centers in Quneitra for supporting health services

    Quneitra , SANA_ with  the aim of supporting health services, a delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) visited a number of health centers in Quneitra southern countryside after defeating …

  • 7 February

    National vaccination campaign against polio launches Sunday, targets nearly 2.7 million kid

    Damascus, SANA-Health Ministry launches a new national vaccination campaign against polio next Sunday until Thursday that targets nearly 2.7 million kid under 5. The Ministry said in a statement that …

  • 3 February

    On World Cancer Day, cancer treatment still free in Syria despite sanctions and high costs

    Damascus, SANA – At the eve of World Cancer Day, which is marked on February 4th, figures show the growing burden cancer is placing on the world, with 18 million …

January, 2019

  • 10 January

    20 tons of medical aid provided by WHO arrive in Qamishli Airport

    Hasaka, SANA- A shipment embracing 20 tons of medical aid provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday arrived in Qamishli Airport. Director of WHO Office in Qamishli Dr. …

  • 9 January

    Vaccination teams enter areas in Deir Ezzor for the first time

    Damascus, SANA- After announcing Syria is free from polio, Health Ministry , The World health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF revealed about a national plan to prevent the return of polio …

December, 2018

  • 23 December

    WHO: Syria is once again free from polio

    Damascus, SANA- The World health Organization (WHO) announced that Syria is free from polio, praising the efforts of the Syrian Health Ministry which achieved this in record time. The WHO …

  • 3 December

    On World AIDS Day, Syria still among countries with low ratio of HIV infections

    Damascus, SANA –Syria is still among countries with low ratio of Human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) infections, Assistant Health Minister Ahmad Khlifawi said, adding that “since 1987, a total of 961 HIV …

November, 2018

  • 24 November

    Russian medical team provides services to citizen in Talbiseh town in Homs

    Homs, SANA – A Russian medical team on Saturday provided medical services to hundreds of patients in the town of Tabliseh in the northern countryside of Homs province. Head of …

  • 9 November

    Let us run Marathon to support children with cancer kicks off in Damascus

    Damascus, SANA- Let us run for BASMA Marathon was launched on Friday from Damascus-based Sheraton Hotel in support of children with cancer. The marathon is organized by BASMA Association “Support …