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April, 2015

  • 16 April

    Health Ministry and UNICEF sign cooperation plan for 2015 to support health services in areas most in need

    Damascus, SANA – Health Ministry and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed Cooperation Plan for 2015 valued at USD 38 million that aims at achieving access to high-quality health …

  • 14 April

    Measles vaccination campaign to begin on Sunday

    Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry, in cooperation with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, will launch on Sunday April 19th a campaign for vaccination against measles that will be …

  • 12 April

    Al-Hasaka national hospital provides 125000 medical service in 2015

    Hasaka, SANA- Medical and treatment services provided by Hasaka national hospital exceeded 125000 different services in the first quarter of the year.  Hospital manager Dr. Abdul Hakeem al-Izawi said that …

  • 10 April

    Third mural featuring WHO’s food safety theme displayed on school fence in Rukn Eddin

    Damascus, SANA – Coinciding with the World Health Day, a group of arts students and teachers completed Thursday a mural on the fence of a school compound in Rukn Eddin …

  • 6 April

    Two deaths caused by H1N1 registered in Sweida

    Sweida, SANA – Two deaths confirmed to have been caused by H1N1 (swine flu) were registered in the southern Sweida province last month, in addition to six suspected infection cases, …

  • 2 April

    Number of Leishmaniasis cases dropped in 2014 due to enhanced efforts

    Damascus, SANA – Minister of Higher Education Mohammad Amer al-Mardini said Thursday the number of leishmaniasis cases dropped to 53,000 in 2014 compared with 71,000 in 2013 due to the …

  • 2 April

    Hepatitis A cases in Deir Ezzor are within normal average

    Deir Ezzor, SANA – The number of Hepatitis A cases registered in the eastern Deir Ezzor province is “within the normal average” according to international standards, the Health Directorate in …

  • 2 April

    Pharmaceutical sector achieved 85 % coverage rate despite crisis, Minister says

    Damascus, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi said the pharmaceutical sector has stood its ground firmly despite the systematic targeting of the entire health sector under the four-year-long terrorism crisis. …

March, 2015

  • 25 March

    Health Minister: 30 million vaccine doses were distributed in ongoing anti-polio campaign

    Damascus, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi pledged that the Ministry will spare no effort to ensure access of polio vaccines to children in all areas, including those difficult to …

  • 25 March

    Ministry of Health seeks to achieve national strategy for eliminating Tuberculosis

    Damascus, SANA Tuberculosis’ infections in Syria were decreased from 5,000 in 2000 to 3,250 in 2014 as the percentage of the success of the treatment reached 79,59 during last year which matches the international …