Health ministry and UNFPA discuss enhancing cooperation

Damascus, SANA- Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi discussed on Wednesday with Massimo Diana, representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Syria, means to enhance joint cooperation between Syria and UNFPA to guarantee offering health services to people in need, particularly women.

Yazigi affirmed the necessity of increasing coordination between the ministry and the international humanitarian organizations operating in Syria in an integrative way to provide better reproductive health services for women through providing more mobile medical clinics and required equipment in hospitals and health centers.

He pointed out the ministry’s care to provide various health services for women during pregnancy stages down to the safe delivery and exert efforts to offer reproductive health services for residents in the affected areas while rehabilitating health establishments which damaged due to the acts of armed terrorist organizations.
In turn, Diana reviewed the programs which UNFPA is working on implementation in Syria, particularly in humanitarian response plan and urgent services, stressing on the importance of promoting cooperation bonds with health ministry to accord necessary attention to reproductive health and to ensure the improving services provided to women.
Last Year, Health ministry had signed with UNFPA a joint cooperation plan for supporting reproductive health care and family planning through 19 public and private hospitals in the provinces of Damascus, Sweida, Homs, Hama and Tartous.
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