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9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Minister of Public Health , Minister of Higher Education and Governor of Ibb inaugurated the activities of the Scientific Conference on Heart Disease in Yemen

[16 September 2020]

Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakil, minister of higher education and scientific research Hussein Hazeb, and the governor of Ibb Abdulwahid Salah in the city of Jiblah today inaugurated a cardiology conference organized by Jiblah University for Medical and Health Sciences and Jiblah University Hospital.

The two-day conference, with the participation of more than 700 participants and the participation of consultant physicians and academics in cardiology and internal medicine from various governorates, will discuss working papers and research on cardiology and internal medicine and the implementation of workshops in this regard.

In the opening ceremony, the Minister of Health indicated the importance of holding a conference on heart disease, as it is one of the rare specialties, which requires expansion in this field by establishing a specialized center for cardiology in Ibb.

He stressed the importance of the conference coming out with a vision to expand medical services in cardiac and abdominal diseases and to enhance the capabilities of the medical staff in the teaching and training work in this field, praising the efforts of those in charge of the scientific conference that carries many scientific and humanitarian connotations.

Minister Al-Mutawakil also affirmed that the recommendations of the conference will be studied to benefit from alleviating the suffering of heart disease, pressure and diabetes, reviewing part of the systematic targeting of the health sector in destroying the infrastructure and preventing the entry of devices, equipment, medical supplies and medicines, especially with regard to heart diseases.

He pointed out that the number of cases and congenital and cardiac anomalies doubled during the period of aggression, which requires research and studies on what internationally prohibited weapons have caused the increase in cases of heart-related anomalies, especially among children in light of the severe shortage of nurseries.

"UNICEF has provided only 100 nurseries during the six years of the aggression, while the country needs 2,000 nurseries, and we also lack ventilators for children under the first year," he said, pointing out that the World Health Organization has only transferred 29 patients within the agreed medical bridge. on him.

The Minister of Health stated that the cardiac catheterization devices in Yemen have gone out of their useful life, and the World Health Organization has refused to provide Yemen with a single catheter device, pointing out that stopping the organizations to support the health sector at the present time doubles the suffering of the Yemenis.

He considered the continued closure of Sana'a International Airport by the aggression countries as a stigma on the face of the United Nations and the international community.

Dr. Al-Mutawakil cited the achievements of the Ministry of Health and the medical sector in general in light of the aggression, including the opening of a master’s course in cardiology through the Yemeni Board of Medical Specializations and the University of Sana’a, as well as the opening of a course for heart disease and vascular surgery .. calling on doctors to take into account the citizen’s conditions due to the blockade And aggression.

While the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research blessed the establishment of the University of Jiblah as a model that should be emulated by other universities in finding qualified cadres.

He touched on what has been achieved in the field of adopting academic standards for universities through 16 new programs that were approved and opened during the past two years..and he noted the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Ibb governorate leaderships in supporting and supporting Jiblah University for Medical and Health Sciences.

Hazeb confirmed that five Yemeni universities will be selected to compete internationally, with 20-23 entitlement for the application of academic standards and the eligibility of Yemeni universities to be recognized internationally.

In turn, the governor of Ibb indicated the importance of holding the conference in Ibb, the tourist capital of Yemen, especially in light of the conditions the country is going through, which confirms the continuation of scientific and academic research.

The President of Jiblah University, Dr. Abdullah Almatari, reviewed the program and objectives of the scientific conference, and the development and implementation of a number of infrastructure projects that the university witnessed.

He considered holding the conference a message to the world about the steadfastness of the Yemeni people and their eagerness to pursue education, education and work in various fields, despite the difficult conditions that it is going through as a result of aggression and blockade.

The opening of the conference was attended by the governorate's local general secretary, Secretary Alwurafi, the agents of the Ministry of Health and the governorate, heads of agencies, hospital directors, the governorate advisor, Jiblah University, Dr. Abdulghani Muzeb, and the health office.