Arnous , al- Mandhari discuss enhancing cooperation between Syria and WHO

Damascus, Prime Minister, Hussein Arnous, discussed Monday with WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, means to enhance cooperation between the Syrian government and the organization and increase health services provided to the health sector, in addition to the projects implemented by the organization in Syria in cooperation with the concerned authorities.


Arnous shed light on the difficulties facing the health sector in light of the unjust blockade that impedes securing the necessary medical needs and supplies, in addition to the negative effects the sector has been exposed to as a result of terrorism that destructed the infrastructure of many hospitals and health centers, along with looting their medical supplies and equipment.


The premier Arnous called for Developing global health protocols that encourage all countries to cooperate in confronting emergency health cases and pandemics away from politicization and sanctions that affect peoples and the health sector.


Eng. Arnous pointed out that what is happening in Hasaka province in terms of cutting water by the Turkish occupation and its terrorist tools is a crime against humanity, calling at the same time the World Health Organization to provide support to the health sector to confront the recorded cases of cholera and spare no efforts to contain it.


For his part al- Mandhari asserted the organization’s constant support for the health sector in Syria, pointing out that the health system in Syria has a long history and was one of the best programs in terms of child care, reproductive health, equipment, tools and other advantages.


Al-Mandhari pointed to the comprehensive health coverage and basic health services the sector provides to the Syrian citizen despite the challenges, and said that “the organization focuses on priorities in implementing its projects in Syria such as achieving sustainability and emergency rapid response ,” expressing his appreciation for the facilities provided to the organization in Syria.


Source: Syrian Arab News Agency