DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Minister of Health, Dr. Wael al-Halqi, discussed on Saturday with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Resident Representative in Syria, Leila Baker, cooperation in the field of reproductive health.
Minister al-Halqi stressed that in spite of the economic sanctions which affected all service sectors in Syria, including the health sector, the Ministry is still offering humanitarian services for free.
The Health sector in Syria was inflicted with heavy losses during the current crisis as 22 members of its staff were martyred and 35 others were wounded, and others were abducted.
For her part, Baker hailed the efforts exerted in Syria to boost and expand the reproductive health programs, pointing out that Syria ranks second in the region in the positive development in health indications.
Baker expressed that the UNFPA is ready to offer technical support to enhance the national health programs according to the cooperation projects signed between the two sides.