Tuberculosis center to be built [Archives:2003/03/Local News]

January 20 2003

A new project to fight tuberculosis in Yemen was announced by Dr. Abdu al-Nasser al-Munaibari, Minister of Health and Population and Taha Ahmed Ghanem, Aden governor, on Wednesday.
A regional center for fighting tuberculosis is to be built by December, 2003 in the southern governorate’s al-Mansora area.
It’s being made possible with the help of Japanese aid.
Dr. al-Munaibari said during an announcement ceremony that “on behalf of all the employees of the ministry and its branches in the different governorates in the republic and in the local and executive authority in Aden, I greatly thank the Japanese government for the constant support for Yemen in the health field.”
The Japanese government supports Yemen in various fields.
This project will offer services in fighting tuberculosis. Its services will not restrict on the Aden citizens.
The Japanese ambassador also said, “I am honored by attending the inauguration ceremony. The Yemeni government has exerted efforts to fight this disease.”
He added that the Japan support comes through the International Cooperation Agency JICA.
There are an estimated 350 cases of tuberculosis cases in Aden alone.
Abdu al-Kareem Shaif, the secretary-general for the local council and Kharama al-Raee, deputy of the health ministry, along with Nasser al-Ahwar, the general manager of health and population office attended the ceremony as well.