Health & Environment

July, 2017

  • 19 July

    Higher Education Ministry, WHO discuss cooperation in supporting university hospitals

    Damascus, SANA – Minister of Higher Education Atef al-Naddaf met on Wednesday the Resident Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Elizabeth Hoff and discussed with her means to enhance ...

  • 5 July

    Launch of construction works at a charity cancer hospital in Sweida

    Sweida, SANA – At an estimated cost of about SYP 5 billion, construction works have of al-Shifa Charity Hospital that is specialized in cancer diseases in the southern Sweida province ...

June, 2017

  • 21 June

    Al-Shaar: Drugs trafficking poses serious threat to global security

    Damascus, SANA – Interior Ministry organized Wednesday a central national symposium on the occasion of  International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is marked on June 26 every year. Delivering ...

  • 14 June

    Iran, Syria discuss enhancing cooperation in health sector

    Damascus, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed with Iranian Ambassador to Syria Jawad Turk Abadi the possibilities of promoting health cooperation between the two countries and implementing the agreements ...

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Yazigi: Syria’s participation in the 70th World Health Assembly was effective

    Damascus, SANA – The 70th World Health Assembly concluded its activities at the UN HQ in Geneva, which started on May 21st with participation of 194 countries, including Syria. On ...

  • 27 May

    Health Minister and WHO Director-General discuss cooperation

    Geneva, SANA – On the sidelines of the 70th World Health Assembly, Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed with the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom cooperation ...

  • 26 May

    Yaizigi calls for immediate intervention to save Syrian and Palestinian captives in Israeli jails

    Geneva, SANA – The 70th World Health Assembly continued its activities at the UN HQ in Geneva by discussing the health situation in occupied Palestinian territory as well as in ...

  • 25 May

    Yaziji: Coercive economic measures harmed the Syrian people livelihood and health sector

    Geneva, SANA- Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yaziji affirmed that the health sector in Syria stayed stable due to the strategy adopted by the Health Ministry to maintain the public health ...

  • 23 May

    National measles vaccination campaign for children under five reaches 95,000 children in Damascus and its countryside

    Damascus, SANA- The national measles vaccination campaign which kicked off on Sunday continues its activities in Damascus and its countryside with the goal of reaching about half a million child ...

  • 23 May

    Health Minister discusses enhancing cooperation with his Belarusian and Iraqi counterparts

    Geneva, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed with his Belarusian and Iraqi counterparts Valery Malashko and Adila Hammoud Hussein the possibilities of enhancing joint cooperation in the fields of ...