Sports, Health & Lifestyle
Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Jul 31, 2011 - 10:44:42 PM
On the occasion of the World Hepatitis Day, the Model 48 Hospital held a scientific forum (the first of its kind in Yemen) under the theme “New approaches in diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and the prevention ways”.
During the seminar that was initiated with the national anthem and
some verses from the Holy Quran, Prof.Dr. Yasser Abdulmughni, Gen. Manager of the 48 Hospital made a welcome speech.
“It is a pleasure to share with you this seminar that is the first of its kind in our country on the occasion of the World Hepatitis Day,” said Prof.Dr. Abdulmughni. “ We are one of the countries that need this approach most because we have now an area infested with liver virus. I believe that as long as there are specialists and consultants who recognize the significance of the matter, we will do what other countries have done, that is finding a way to establish a program to combat this disease and curb the increasing rates of liver cancer in our country.”
He added, “We should thank Allah that at 48 Hospital, we have modern diagnosis instruments that would help us to reach a comprehensive national program whose preparations are made at this moment and you are concerned with this matter through your work today and through reviewing the latest developments in this field as well as sharing information”.
“We, the management of 48 Hospital, are prepared to make all efforts to create a scientific, research and consultative infrastructure the hospital may need and we will allocate all necessary resources for this purpose as long as such results are practically experimented as a means to form a plan that would bind the parties concerned with the implementation of the comprehensive national program.
At the 48 Medical Complex, we are working to establish a center that specializes in diagnosis and treating viral hepatitis and liver diseases. He said there were other centers in different fields that had been established with direction and support from the leadership of the Republican Guard in addition to an integral war center that would be added to the existing centers at Model 48 Medical City. Finally, I wish you luck and success in your work.”
Prof. Dr.Abdulmughni concluded by thanking all participants from NGOs,Specialists,experts and for MSD management represented by Mr.Ammar AMadhagi,National Manager,MSD,Yemen and for its distributor in country , Dawa Pharma. Another speech was delivered by the Republican Guard Gen. Staff, Brig. General Abu Bakr Al-Ghazali who addressed the participants by saying: “General Manager of 48 Mdeal Hospital, esteemed guests and
members of the specialized committee concerned with keeping
abreast of all new developments in diagnosing, treating and preventing liver diseases, it is my honor to initiate this function on behalf of the Republican Guard, Brig. General Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh who conveys his regards and congratulations on organizing this forum.
The benefit of such scientific seminars is to review what is new in the field of medicine and its various specialties and in liver diseases to which a World Hepatitis Day was assigned in view of its significance and the seriousness and widespread of such diseases all over the world. We in the Republic of Yemen realize, but you as specialists know about this matter better than I do, that this plague spreads partly as a result of lack in awareness while it is said that prevention is better than cure. We hope this seminar would come up with recommendations that emphasize the importance of spreading health awareness on all media in addition to direct lectures on all occasions.
" I would like to commend the Republican Guard and the Special Forces medical services and the efforts they make to hold awareness lectures for all their units. We wish that the ministries of information and health would focus on awareness campaigns as a part of treatment, which we hope to be a result of this scientific seminar."
"We extend our thanks to the management of 48 Hospital as well
as medical services of the Republican Guard and the Special Forces for hosting this scientific forum that would be of benefit to all its participants, specialists and the government when its outcomes are published."
“I congratulate you on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan,
which we wish to be auspicious and blessing and to be the end of
our troubles” he concluded.
Mr.Ammar Al-Madhagi ,National Customer Manager ,MSD Yemen, declared: MSD is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well.
“We demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships to help people around the world lead healthier lives and also we aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow, ”said al-Madhagi.
Al-Madhagi added that he wanted to clarify that the World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity for society to know the facts about Hepatitis C in terms of prevalence, modes of transmission, treatment ways and the risks of late diagnosis and its burden on the social & economical situation of Yemen , that is why the meeting was an opportunity to clarify all this issues in addition to focusing on The Dawn of New Antiviral Therapy, thus I am really proud of Model
48 Hospital management that was caring in providing the best health
service in the country by following the updated guidelines and theories
in diagnosis and treatment and according the global standards and
strategies in improving the health system.
Al-Madhagi added, MSD as a partner is initiative in providing the updated information to improve the awareness and knowledge about different Hepatitis C aspects in the country and we will ensure receiving the best service for Hepatitis patients not only by providing the proper medicines but via conducting many helpful programs that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis dramatically and unprecedentedly all together in collaboration with Model 48 Hospital to avoid the current situation in the country of starting the diagnosis and treatment in the late stage of disease , and for the purpose of
improving the social and economical burden of Hepatitis C in the country , thus we have to know that the hepatitis burden is a part of the economic crisis in the country since it affects negatively on the productivity of manpower in the different sectors of Yemen’s economy so it is a must to start relieving this burden as a participation to improve our economical crisis.
“Last but not least, I want to thank the management of Model 48
Hospital represented by Prof.Dr.Yasser Abdulmughni,general
manager for his unique success in developing the health care
system in the hospital and his proposal to start establishing the
first center in the country for prevention and treatment of the viral
Hepatitis and Liver diseases with support and orientation of higher leadership represented by the Commander of the Republican Guard and Special Forces.
AL-Madhagi concluded his remark by appreciating country,
regional and the global management of MSD for their support in
devoting the best resources to flourish the service of hepatitis diagnosis, treatment and their efforts to decrease the prevalence of Hepatitis in Yemen and finally he showed his greetings for MSD’s distributor in Yemen Dawa Pharma and its general manager, Abbas Aljabal for his cooperation in ensuring improvement the health service in the country.
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