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 signing ceremony of this programme was chaired, on the Algerian side, by the Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abderrahmane Benbouzid and, on the other side, by the WHO representative in Algeria, Dr Nguessan Bla François, in the presence of ministry officials and experts from the Organization.
In this aspect, the WHO representative in Algeria indicated that this program will define “the priorities” which allow the Organization to support Algeria in the field of health, in particular techniques and expertise.
For his part, the director of prevention and health promotion, Dr Djamel Fourar declared that this program “takes into consideration the health priorities in Algeria to achieve the SDGs”, adding that the WHO will accompany and support this national program with the necessary expertise. To this end, the two parties expressed intention to place the objectives set out within this program, while the WHO will define “the standards required to provide technical assistance to Algeria in this area,” said Dr Fourar.
Stressing that this program includes several axes relating to communicable and non-communicable diseases and those caused by environmental factors, Dr. Fourar said that institutions under the supervision will benefit from this support, such as; the National Center for Toxicology (CNT), the National Institute of Public Health and the Pasteur Institute.