A patent granted to two Syrian doctors for producing new cream that safely and effectively treats Leishmaniasis

The Directorate of Commercial and Industrial Property Protection at the Syrian Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection has granted Dr. Jameela Hseyyan, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacology of Damascus University, and Dr. Khuloud Nashar, PhD student in the Faculty of Pharmacology, a patent for producing a new cream extracted from aubergine parts that kills Leishmania parasites.

The newly extracted production has been applied to dozens of Leishmaniasis-infected peoples at the Dermatology Hospital of Damascus University and it has proved to have positive results in killing the parasites that cause the disease.

Ministry of Health: 34 cases of Coronavirus were recorded, 14 recoveries, and 4 deaths

On September 27, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of 34 new cases of the Coronavirus, the recovery of 14 cases, and the death of 4 cases of recorded infections with the virus in Syria.

The ministry stated that the number of infections recorded in Syria has reached 4,072 so far, 1062 have recovered, and 192 have died.

The first infection with Coronavirus was recorded in Syria on March 22 for a person coming from outside the country, while the first death was recorded on March 29.


O. al-Mohammad

A comprehensive training program to promote health awareness among students, in cooperation between School Health Directorate and UNICEF

Damascus, (ST) - The School Health Directorate at the Ministry of Education, in cooperation with UNICEF and under the scientific supervision of the World Health Organization (WHO), began implementing a comprehensive training program in health education, as part of precautionary measures to tackle the Coronavirus and with the aim of raising the level of health awareness among students.

According to the ministry’s statement, which SANA received a copy of; the program includes ten important health topics through a three-day central workshop that includes training 50 doctors from all governorates. The program also followed up by the establishment of 32 local workshops to train health assistants  and literate women working in school health departments of 857 in all governorates on the implementation of the health education program in all schools.
The ministry indicated that the program comes in conjunction with allocating half an hour of health education per week for each class in the first cycle of basic education.

 Raghda Sawas

Health Ministry reports 37 new coronavirus cases, 20 recoveries and 3 deaths

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Syrian Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 37 new coronavirus cases raising the number of infections in Syria to 4038. The ministry also reported 20 new recoveries from the deadly virus and three deaths.

Coronavirus cases in Syria reached 4038 out of which 1048 have so far recovered while188 have died.

The first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Syria on March 22, for a person who came from abroad. The first death was reported a week later.

A newly opened medical center in Qamishli to provide free chemotherapy to cancer patients

The Syrian Society for Treating Children with Cancer has recently opened a center to provide free chemotherapy and medicine to cancer patients in the city of Qamishli.

 Locals in the city welcomed the new step, as patients will no more need to travel to Damascus or other provinces for treatment.

Dr. Danish Mahmoud Haj Ibrahim, a tumor specialist at the Center, told SANA reporter that opening the center is an important achievement that will help alleviate some of the patients' suffering.

He said that the center is equipped to provide healthcare to cancer cases and it can receive 12 patients on a daily basis.

Haj Ibrahim  stressed that continuous coordination between the center and the al-Biruni Hospital in Damascus and the Tumors Hospital in Lattakia is very important to follow up on the health situation of the patients in the center and to make the treatment process a success.