Science, Technology & Environment

Algeria, WHO sign cooperation programme

APS - 15 March 2021

ALGIERS- Algeria's ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed Monday, in Algiers, a biennial cooperation programme allowing Algeria to take advantage of the WHO experience, especially in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programme was signed by the minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abderrahmane Benbouzid, and the WHO representative in Algeria, Dr. Nguessan Bla François, in the presence of the ministry's officials and the Organization's experts.

The representative of the World Health Organization in Algeria said the programme aims to define "the priorities" that allow the Organization to accompany Algeria in the field of health, including techniques and expertise.

The director of Prevention and Health Promotion, Dr. Djamel Fourar, said the program "takes into consideration Algeria's health priorities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals."

The World Health Organization will accompany and support this national programme with the necessary expertise, he added.