Oct 26, 2018, 1:17 AM
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Iran, Russia to expand medical cooperation

Moscow, Oct 26, IRNA - The health ministers of Iran and Russia in a meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan Thursday discussed ways of promoting bilateral cooperation in the fields of health, treatment, education and supply of medicines.

Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi met with his Russian counterpart Veronika Skvortsova on the sidelines of a conference marking the 40th anniversary of Declaration of Alma-Ata.

Referring to the development of pharmaceutical sector in Iran, he underlined the need for Iran and Russia to expand cooperation in this sector with a view to increasing production capacity in this sector.

The Russia health minister , for her part, said her country should make further use of Iran's successful experiences in the field of pharmaceutical industry and vaccine production.

The Declaration of Alma-Ata was adopted at the International Conference on Primary Health Care, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 6–12 September 1978. It expressed the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of all people.
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