Bangladesh Hosts South Asian Health Ministers to Discuss AIDS, Bird Flu
April 26, 2006
Today, health ministers and top health officials from seven South Asian nations are meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to discuss bird flu and the launch of a regional strategy on HIV/AIDS, which officials said would be "high on the agenda." The meeting will include representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh Health Minister Khondakar Mosharraf Hossain said the officials will exchange views and work to collaborate on regional health policy concerns, such as initiating a strategy to provide basic health care services and sanitation in rural areas. The attendees also plan on discussing regional cooperation on developing standards, exchanging medical expertise, producing affordable medicines, and exporting pharmaceuticals including traditional medicines.
04.26.06; Parveen Ahmed
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