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10/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

The start of the third Yemeni conference of neurosurgery in Sana'a

(14 / October / 2020)

The works of the third Yemeni scientific conference for neurosurgery and the spine began in Sana'a today, organized by the Yemeni Society of Neurosurgeons and Spine in cooperation with the Supreme Medical Council.

In three days, the conference will discuss, on the International Neurosurgery TV Channel, more than 100 research papers, lectures, scientific papers and two workshops, centering on modern scientific methods in treating neurological diseases, the spine, neurosurgery, drugs and techniques used in this field.

More than 500 doctors, surgeons, and consultants of the brain, nerves and spine from various governorates will participate in the conference, with local, regional and international experiences through the TV channel.

In the opening ceremony, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Abd al-Salam Hashal pointed out that the conference, in which a group of pioneers of neurosurgery participated in the country, coincided with the celebration of the Yemeni people on the September, October and November holidays.

He explained that holding the conference in light of aggression and siege will have a positive impact on developing brain, nerve and spinal surgery, exchanging scientific and medical expertise, and developing the skills of consultants and doctors in this field ... noting the efforts of doctors who treated the wounds of the homeland and stood by the Yemeni people in the most difficult circumstances.

Hasoul confirmed the parliament’s readiness to provide facilities and overcome difficulties related to the medical and educational aspects.

For his part, Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakil considered the conference to be a qualitative addition to the development of medical services in the field of the brain, nerves and spine and to keep pace with all that is new to serve the community .. indicating that the conference represents a message to the world with the steadfastness of Yemenis and their meeting under the umbrella of the homeland with broad participation from various governorates .

He praised the efforts of the preparatory and scientific committee for the conference in expanding participation at the local, regional and international levels, to get acquainted with everything new in this field.

Minister Al-Mutawakil touched on the catastrophic situation caused by the aggression and the blockade on the health sector, the deterioration of health services, and the shortage of medicines, solutions and medical supplies, especially chronic diseases.

He stated that the aggression caused diseases of the nervous system, cases of direct neurological injuries, congenital anomalies, as well as tumors in the brain and nerves .. He said, "Yemen is witnessing a record increase in cases of brain and nerve abnormalities with the increasing bombing of aggression countries with their poisonous and internationally prohibited weapons of populated areas."

The Minister of Public Health and Population indicated that the countries of aggression are still preventing the entry of medical devices and supplies, including diagnostic devices for neurosurgery, which has exacerbated the suffering of thousands of patients and the deterioration of the necessary medical services for them.

He added, "Most of the magnetic resonance devices are almost stopped due to the prevention of aggression from entering this type of medical device or any of the materials that operate it, and the entry of endoscopes necessary for brain and nerve surgery is also prohibited."

The Minister of Health praised the role of neurosurgeons and their continued provision of services to citizens at a time when many qualified human cadres have left .. expressing hope that the conference will come out with scientific recommendations aimed at strengthening medical services in the field of the brain, nerves and spine.

He pointed out that the transmission of the conference proceedings via the International Channel for Neurosurgery confirms that the people of Yemen are continuing to keep pace with all that is new in various specialties and fields ... calling on all consultants and doctors to pay attention to public hospitals and allocate part of their time to provide their services there and alleviate the suffering of the simple and the citizens.

While the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hussein Ali Hazeb, stressed the importance of holding the conference coinciding with the 57th anniversary of the 14th of October Revolution and sending a message to the international community and the world that the people of Yemen proceed to continue steadfastness and giving and organize various scientific events, conferences and activities.

He stated that the Yemeni people will continue their steadfastness in the face of the aggression and the liberation of Yemeni land from the invaders and its tools, considering the direct broadcast of the conference proceedings via the International Channel for Neurosurgery, which reflects the ability of the people of Yemen to actively participate in various regional and international forums, no matter how the coalition of aggression tries to impose the siege and close the airspace and outlets. And the airports are on them.

Minister Hazeb pointed to the importance of coordination between the Ministries of Health and Higher Education and their educational and medical institutions in various aspects, especially those related to university health education and postgraduate studies, as well as coordination to activate the work of the national strategy for health human resources approved by the Council of Ministers to achieve alignment of medical and health education outputs with market needs.

He called on governmental and private Yemeni universities to work according to the health human resources strategy to develop the quality of medical education in Yemen, especially since educational institutions are on the verge of 2023 AD, which requires standing up seriously in front of this challenge by providing infrastructure, medical laboratories and training staff to obtain special accreditation in accordance with the standards of the International Federation for Education Medical.

In turn, the conference president, Dr. Majid Amer, explained that the convening of the conference for this year comes as surgery in Yemen is witnessing a qualitative leap in the diagnostic and therapeutic field, training medical personnel, and graduating batches of Arab fellowship doctors and the first batch - Yemeni fellowship doctors in neurosurgery.

He emphasized that the conference sought to achieve many goals, most notably the latest developments in the field of neurosurgery and spine medicine, drugs and techniques used in this field, and increasing the efficiency of neurosurgeons by holding training workshops supervised by senior neurosurgeons and exchanging experiences between Yemeni and international surgeons.

Dr. Amer stated that the conference will discuss the challenges facing health care in neurosurgery in Yemen, especially with regard to war injuries and infections, and offer appropriate solutions to