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The Ministry of Health launches a campaign (Week Without Sugar Challenge) with a sports marathon towards Umayyad Square

Damascus (ST): The Ministry of Health launched today a health awareness campaign entitled “The Week Without Sugar Challenge” that began with a sports marathon from Nejmeh Square to Umayyad Square in Damascus, which included doctors, athletes and other participants of different age groups. 

The campaign, including the marathon, aims at spreading  health awareness in the community about the harmful effect  of white sugar on public health and the need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent disease.

Corona virus kills more than two million and 611 thousand people around the world

On March 9th, the data for the new Coronavirus showed that it had killed more than two million and 611 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019 until today.

According to the latest statistics of the American World Meters site, the total number of Coronavirus infections around the world has so far reached 117719206 cases.

The total deaths reached 2611025 cases, while the total cases of recovery from infection reached 93359895 cases.

Corona virus kills two million and 604 thousand people around the world

Capitals (ST): The new Corona virus has killed more than two million and 604 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019 until now, according to the latest statistics of the American World Meters site.

According to the site, the total number of Coronavirus infections around the world has so far reached 117402958, and the total deaths have reached 2604,241 cases, while the total recoveries from the virus has reached 92847896 cases until today.

The United States continues to lead the countries most affected by the virus in terms of deaths and infections, with 537723 deaths out of 2968722 cases, followed by India with 157890 deaths out of 11229271 cases, then Brazil third, with 265411 deaths out of 11019344 infections

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Ministry of Health launches first national vaccination campaign for 2021 against polio

The Ministry of Health launched today the first national vaccination campaign for 2021 against polio. The campaign targets children from one day to five years old, regardless of previous vaccinations through health centers, mobile teams and temporary accommodation centers, while taking all precautionary measures to address Coronavirus.

The campaign targets 2800,448 children under the age of five in various governorates. About 4,250 workers in fixed health centers, 4,875 workers in mobile teams, 130 workers in supply teams, 750 supervisors take part in the campaign. They will provide vaccination services through 1073 health centers and 2,437 mobile teams.

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A surgery through lumbar-cervical anesthesia …..The first in Syria and the 11th in the world

A medical team at  Al-Mujtahid Hospital in Damascus succeeded in carrying out  a qualitative surgery “complete laryngectomy with selective bilateral neck scraping in addition to esophagus  fabrication” through lumbar anesthesia for a 61-year-old patient.

The specialist and Head of the ear department at the hospital, Dr. Razan Al-Jasem  explained in a statement to SANA  that the success and quality of the operation is due to the use of lumbar anesthesia for the neck due to the risk of general anesthesia on the patient’s life because of  the presence  of moderate-severity pulmonary emphysema with second-degree prickly cell larynx  cancer of the glottis and supraglottis.