Al-Ghabbash stress the need to support Syria to counter the repercussions of coercive economic measures on its health sector

Cairo, SANA – The Minister of Health, Dr. Hassan al-Ghabbash stressed the need to take all the necessary measures to reduce the suffering caused by the spread of the Corona epidemic, the crises and wars that threaten the global health system.

In his speech during the second day of the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ghabbash pointed out that “the world suffers from exceptional circumstances more than ever and needs to strengthen health systems to ensure the achievement of universal health coverage and the agenda of the sustainable development 2030.

Al-Ghabbash explained “the economic and health effects resulting from the terrorist war Syria is subjected to, the economic blockade and the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people by some countries”, noting that “this affected directly the capabilities of the health sector to perform its tasks effectively”.

Al-Ghabbash stressed “the need to support Syria and lift these coercive measures and empower it to counter the difficulties and challenges of all the health issues, especially cholera, which has recently re-emerged in Syria”, expressing his hope that “the outcomes of the meeting will meet the challenges facing the global health system”.

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