News ID: 118423
Published: 1249 GMT May 20, 2015

Iran, China to expand cooperation on health

Iran, China to expand cooperation on health

Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and his Chinese counterpart Chen Zhu in a meeting stressed expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the filed of health.

Iran and China health ministers held a meeting on the sidelines of 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva on Tuesday, IRNA repeoted.

The two officials stressed increase of cooperation for exchange of experiences in all fields including the fields of medical equipment, traditional medicines and public health.

China health minister invited his Iranian counterpart to visit China health exhibition.

More than 3,000 delegates from WHO’s 194 member states – including a large proportion of the world’s health ministers have attended the Health Assembly, which ends on May 26. They will discuss resolutions on antimicrobial resistance, Ebola, epilepsy, the International Health Regulations, malaria, nutrition, polio, public health, innovation, and intellectual property, substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products, surgical care and anaesthesia.

Delegates will be asked to approve the Organization’s planned budget and program of work for 2016-2017. They will also review progress reports on a wide range of issues such as adolescent health, immunization, noncommunicable diseases, women and health, and WHO’s response in severe, large-scale emergencies.

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