Health Ministry: No pandemic recorded in Syria during the crisis

Tehran, SANA – Syrian and Iranian Health Ministries concluded on Tuesday a ten-day workshop that was held at the Faculty of Public Health, with the attendance of representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

During the 40 sessions of the workshop, the participants discussed preparedness and response measures in cases of health emergencies and exchanged local and national experiments about the health practices in emergency situations and ways to strengthen health preparedness and response.

In a press statement, Head of the Primary Health Care at the Syrian Health Ministry Fadi Qissis said the workshop provided an opportunity to present the Syrian experiment in health response during the current crisis as no pandemic has been recorded on the national level.

He added that the workshop contributed to enhancing the Health Ministry’s strategy to invest in the field of primary health care, which is one of the development priorities.

In August 2015, Iranian and Syrian Health Ministries signed a MoU for medical cooperation, in addition to signing another MoU in May of the same year stipulating for continuing supplying hospitals with medicines and medical equipment.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said

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