President Meets with Iraqi Minister of Health, UNAMI Chief and WHO Head of Mission in Iraq

2020/03/24

President Salih met today at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad with the Minister of Health and the Environment, the Head of crisis cell, Dr. Jaafar Sadiq Allawi, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and World Health Organization's Representative to Iraq, Dr. Adham Ismail as well.
During the meeting, the President stressed the need to intensify all the efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic.  Furthermore, coordination and cooperation between various State institutions and citizens which would help to overcome the pandemic, together with continuing cooperation with the countries of the world to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus needs to be increased, he highlighted.
The coronavirus epidemic had become a serious challenge to the entire world and required the concerted and cooperative action of all States, international institutions and peoples to ensure the health and safety of all humanity, added the President.
His Excellency the President commended the efforts of the Ministry of Health and the medical staff to confront the coronavirus, try to slow the spread of the pandemic in addition to keep everyone in safe and alive.
Those in attendance discussed health situations over the country, preventive actions and treatment used to combat and mitigate the further spread of the epidemic. Evaluating the preparations, the laid plans and how to draw on the medical expertise and skills to this end, they also reviewed.


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