ABIAD DISCUSSES JOINT HEALTH PROGRAMS WITH NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR

Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firas Abiad, on Thursday received at his ministry office, Norwegian Ambassador to Lebanon, Martin Yttervik, accompanied by the representative of the World Health Organization in Lebanon Abdel Nasser Abu Bakr.

Discussions reportedly touched on the joint projects related to epidemiological surveillance programs to respond to emergencies, epidemics, and maternal and child health.

Ambassador Yttervik hailed the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Public Health to combat the Corona epidemic and its rapid response to contain the cholera outbreak in Lebanon.

The Ambassador added, “We look forward to continuing to support the Ministry of Public Health, together with the World Health Organization.”

For his part, Minister Abiad expressed appreciation of the partnership with the international community and the World Health Organization to strengthen the country’s health sector.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon