FES, Morocco, Oct. 06 (Saba)- Minister of Public Health and Population Abdul Kareem Rasa called on Tuesday World Health Organization (WHO) to offer one million doses of swine flu vaccine for Muslim pilgrims especially who are from poor countries.
Addressing the 56th round of the WHO regional committee for Middle East, Rasa reviewed decisions of the 55th round of the committee, saying that such decisions resulted in drawing a strategy to better health system in the region.
He also reviewed efforts exerted by the member countries and health organizations to face H1N1 virus.
Meanwhile, the minister appreciated the assistance presented by the Saudi Arabia to displaced people who left their houses because of the war of Yemen with rebels in Saada province.
He also expressed thank you for all international humanitarian organizations which offered assistance for the displaced people and victims of the war.
The 56th round is being held in Morocco to deal with several technical topics relating to increasing overtures for hepatitis, the strategy for prevention of cancer, the new strategy for research for and development of poverty-caused infectious diseases, and follow up the outcomes of the exceptional meeting of the committee on the H1N1 pandemic.
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