Turkish health minister meets counterparts in Geneva

On the sidelines of the 66th World Health Assembly, Muezzinoglu held separate meetings with Bruneian, Sudanese, Turkmen and Palestinian counterparts; said UN, WTO should help shoulder Syrian refugee responsibility

Turkish health minister meets counterparts in Geneva

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu met Tuesday with several of his counterparts participating in an international conference in Geneva, Switzerland.      

On the sidelines of the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Muezzinoglu held separate meetings with Bruneian counterpart Adanan bin Mohd Yusof, Sudanese counterpart Bahr Idris Abu Garda, Turkmen counterpart Gurbanmammet Elyasow, and with his Palestinian counterpart Hani Abdeen.      

Muezzinoglu has invited his counterparts to Istanbul to participate in an international symposium between 27-28th June 2013.  

Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said Tuesday Turkey had made repeated calls to the United Nations (UN), World Heath Organization (WTO) and other international actors to help handling Syrian refugee inflow to neighboring countries.      

Speaking at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, Muezzinoglu said within the framework of UN Millennium Development Goals, the goals of healthy drinking water and sanitation had yet to achieved.      

Muezzinoglu stated that maternal and infant mortality rates have not been adequately decreased.      

"It should not be forgotten that the the real victims of insufficient health care are the poor who cannot access to hospitals," said Muezzinoglu.      

"What we did in Turkey in the last ten years was exactly to help those who cannot access hospitals and health organizations," Muezzinoglu also said.  

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