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WHO’s chief praises Kuwait’s humanitarian efforts

GENEVA: WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus on Monday praised Kuwait’s aid for afflicted countries, especially the victims of the recent earthquake waves that hit Turkey and Syria. This came in a statement during his meeting with Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and International Organizations Naser Al-Hein at Kuwait Embassy headquarters in Geneva.

Ambassador Al-Hein said that the meeting tackled latest humanitarian developments in Syria and Turkey, and the amount of suffering that he witnessed in his visit to Aleppo. He added that the director-general briefed him on the organization’s plans and programs to deal with the Turkey-Syria crisis, and he valued Kuwait’s contribution and efforts.

Healthcare system

World Health Organization chief lauded Kuwait’s healthcare system, saying it has enjoyed great success in fighting non-communicable diseases through effective treatment and preventive measures. Kuwait has made great efforts in a bid to boost its healthcare system, the WHO chief told the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations and other international bodies during talks. The Kuwaiti diplomat praised his country’s “exceptional” rapport with WHO, saying bilateral cooperation has been fruitful across numerous fields.

Anti-epidemics programs

Meanwhile, Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) has adopted World Health Organization’s programs for monitoring and predicting and responding to outbreaks of epidemics, a ministry official said. The whole world has dedicated attention to latest treatments for viral and communicable diseases, conducting intensive studies to reach most effective treatments, Dr Buthaina Al-Mudhaf, the MoH assistant undersecretary for public health said during a conference themed “Kuwait second infection control conference.” The conference sheds light on latest innovations and challenges facing efforts for combating the infectious diseases. – KUNA

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