Health Ministry, AKDN sign MoU to develop diagnostic and therapeutic capacity

Damascus, SANA-Health Ministry and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) signed on Thursday a MoU stipulating the establishment of health projects and programs in the fields of developing the diagnostic and therapeutic capacity of the health establishments and health care systems and promote health in society by supporting social initiatives.

According to the MoU, the AKDN will contribute to building the capabilities of the health workers, developing the health polices of the Health Ministry, improving the infrastructure of the health establishments and cooperating to offer medical equipment and medicines, particularly the ones that are used by the ministry for the treatment of communicable and chronic diseases.

In press statement following the signing ceremony, Health Minister Nizar Yazigi said that the MoU is as an extra incentive to develop a mechanism of joint work between the ministry and AKDN, hailing the efforts of the AKDN in supporting the work of the health sector’s establishments.

For his part, AKDN Resident Representative in Syria Mohamed Saifo said that this is the third MoU between the AKDN and the Health Ministry, stressing on the AKDN’s keenness to cooperate with the Health Ministry to provide better health services for citizens.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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