Medicaldelegation to help in anti-polio drive [Archives:2005/840/Local News]

May 9 2005

According to “Bahrain Tribune”, Bahrain will help Yemen combat the spread of polio in that country. The Assistant Undersecretary for Training and Planning in the Ministry of Health, Dr Fawzi Amin, said that he had been in touch with the office of the Secretary-General of the GCC ministers of health and had assured them of Bahrain's full cooperation. He said a concerted immunization drive was also on the cards. He said Yemen had been polio-free since disease surveillance began in 1996 – a genetic investigation continues to determine the origin of the outbreak.