Canadian delegation arrives to Yemen [Archives:2004/715/Health]

February 26 2004

A delegation composed of nine Canadian medical doctors has arrived to Yemen on Wednesday for a visit from 25 February to 10 March.
The delegation continues a 15-year tradition of visiting Yemen to provide medical services and consultation on voluntary basis, based on the unique relations between Canada and Yemen.
This year's delegation is headed by Team Leader Dr. Martin L. Robinson and includes eight experts in cancer who will be carrying out various medical services free of charge to the Yemeni community with the cooperation of the Ministry of Public Health and Population.
The main fields of cancer treatment the delegation will be working in are surgery, radio and chemotherapy, drug monitoring and toxicology.
The delegation will be carrying out a number of workshops and will provide surgery and consultation clinics in Sanaa, Mukalla and Seyoun free of charge.
It is worth noting that the delegation's visit has been made possible by the support of the current Yemeni Ambassador to Canada, Dr. Abdullah Abdulwali Nashir, who has exerted great efforts to make the visit a success.
Furthermore, the delegation's visit is sponsored by Canadian Nexen, and the Ministry of Health in Sana'a. Minister of Health, Dr. Mohamed Al-Nomi, had expressed his gratitude to the delegation for their voluntary work to help those in need of cancer treatment, and has also stressed on the important role such visits play in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the field of medicine.