Syria, WHO discuss ways to support the health sector response to devastating quake

Damascus, SANA- Syria and the World Health Organization (WHO) have discussed ways to support the efforts exerted by health sector in the country to provide a response to the earthquake that hit a number of Syrian provinces at the dawn of last Monday.

That came during a meeting held Thursday between Health Minister Dr. Hasan al-Ghobash with the Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed al-Mandhari,

Minister al-Ghobash shed light on the needs of the health sector in Syria and the need to provide it with medical and emergency equipment, which contributes greatly to the treatment of the injured in addition to medical aid.

Al-Ghobash underlined the importance of sustainable support because the repercussions will be long-lasting.

In turn, Dr. al-Mandhari affirmed the WHO readiness to provide support in order to overcome the consequences of the earthquake and get out of it with minimal losses.

Nisreen Othman / Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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