Iran doctor wins Kuwait cancer, cardiovascular diseases award
CAIRO: Kuwait’s Health Minister Dr Ali AlObaidi has handed the Award of Kuwait prize for the control of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to Iranian Dr Nizal Sarrafzadegan. This came in the 63rd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean chaired by Dr Al-Obaidi. AlObaidi said in a statement to KUNA the Award, established in 2003, was given this year to Professor Dr Nizal Sarrafzadegan in recognition of her outstanding contributions in the field of cardiovascular diseases.
He stressed Kuwait’s keenness on providing aid and assistance to health emergencies and supporting humanitarian situation in the countries of the region, noting the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in this regard. This year’s session of the WHO Regional Committee will tackle key technical health issues including implementation of the International Health Regulations, universal health coverage and the development of a package of essential health services. — KUNA
Kuwait’s Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi handed the Award of Kuwait prize for the control of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to Iranian Dr Nizal Sarrafzadegan. — KUNA