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Reproductive health program provides free services from teenage years to post-reproductive age

Although mothers’ deaths related to childbirth and pregnancy have decreased by about 38 percent worldwide, there are still about 800 women dying daily from these causes, most of them living in low and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.

Proper care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborns by avoiding the occurrence of causes of death.

In Syria, the reproductive health program continues an effort of nearly 35 years to pay attention to women's health in many stages to ensure their safety and to achieve a basic condition to reach a healthy and sound society. It exerts relentless efforts despite the challenges imposed by the current circumstances such as the shortage of technicians and doctors, according to the Director of the Reproductive Health Program at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Reem Dahman .

The reproductive health program is one of the primary health care programs at the Ministry of Health. It primarily aims at reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by raising the proportions of women who receive care during pregnancy, childbirth and afterwards, the rates of births and increasing awareness of early detection of  breast and cervix cancer, Dr. Dahman said.

As for care after childbearing age, it begins at the age of  49 and it includes an educational service to deal with this important age stage because it carries significant physical, psychological and social changes for women. The centers provide awareness, education and counseling services regarding diet and exercising sports and drug intervention in some cases.

Dr. Dahman said that 14 centers in various governorates called adolescent-friendly centers were allocated to take care of  adolescent health. The centers provide  health and behavioral advice targeting age groups between 12 and 18 years through lectures and awareness sessions on sexual health, the dangers of smoking and drugs, healthy food, sports and others. These centers are in contact with society facilities such as schools, cultural centers, and popular organizations.

Inas Abdulkareem

Coronavirus kills more than two million and 326 thousand people around the world

On February 8th, the new Coronavirus killed more than two million and 326 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019 until now.

According to the latest statistics of the American World Meters site, the total number of Coronavirus infections around the world has so far reached 106671041, and the total deaths reached 2326717 cases.

The total cases of recovery from the virus have reached 78360931 cases.

The United States continues to lead the countries most affected by the virus in terms of deaths and infections, with 474884 deaths out of 27606896 infections, followed by India with 155,114 deaths out of 10838843 cases, and Brazil third, with 231561 deaths out of 9524640 infections.

O. al-Mohammad

Corona infections around the world exceed 106 million and 300 thousand cases

The new Coronavirus has claimed the lives of two million, 320 thousand and 798 people around the world since the outbreak of the pandemic in December 2019.

According to the World Meter website, which is managed by international experts and developers, coronavirus infections around the world have totaled 106 million, 358 thousand and 244 cases, of which 77 million, 999 thousand and  694 people have recovered so far.

More data is available in the following link:

Inas Abdulkareem

WHO calls on rich states to help poor countries in combating coronavirus

Copenhagen (ST): The World Health Organization has renewed calls on rich states to help poor countries fight Corona by supporting the purchase of the anti-virus vaccine. 

France Press quoted the director of the Organization’s European branch, Hans Kluge, as saying : “We have to be prepared for new problems with mutated versions of the virus by strengthening the capacity of countries and joining hands to accelerate vaccination operations with competing pharmaceutical companies to increase efforts to increase production capacity significantly”.

Syria continues to offer free medicine to people affected with cancer

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Despite the current  circumstances and unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria, the Syrian Ministry of Health continues to offer free medicine to people affected by chronic diseases. 
The Director of Chronic Disease Department at the Health Ministry Dr. Jamal Khamis said that Health Ministry in cooperation with other ministries and the National Committee for controlling cancer offer free prevention services diagnosis and treatment and psychological support to sick people in 20 hospitals.