Saleh receives outgoing WHO regional director

SANA'A, Oct. 16 (Saba) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh received on Saturday the outgoing Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Middle East Hussein al Jazairi. He praised the efforts the director made during his tenure including providing assistance to Yemen to fight diseases and other humanitarian aid. Saleh presented al Gazairi with the gold medal of Yemeni unity in recognition of his efforts in Yemen. For his part, al Gazairi praised the Yemeni efforts and strides in the health sector as well as successes made on immunizing children against polio, measles, malaria and bilharzias.The national health campaigns in Yemen have resulted in reducing the rates of these diseases, he said. FRSaba