Iranian First VP asked the global community to stand up against the US’ unilateral sanctions, which have affected the country’s medical sector.

Iran Press/Iran news: “We expect the global community and the World Health Summit not to remain passive in the face of the United States’ policies against the Islamic Republic, especially those affecting the health sector, which endanger the lives of many people,” Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday speaking at the 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting, which is underway on Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

He called on the participants of the summit to adopt the necessary means to counter the inhumane policies and measures of the US government to solve this issue, according to Iran Press.

“We also expect the regional countries to expand the level of their cooperation in producing medical equipment,” Jahangiri said.

Regarding the significant role Iran plays in the supplying pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to several markets, the vice president said, “Any threat to Iran’s health sector could endanger the [health sectors] of the regional states.”

Saeed Namaki speaking at the  World Health Summit Regional Meeting on April 29

According to Iran’s Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, Saeed Namaki, some 97% of the country’s pharmaceutical demands are met by domestic manufacturers. The official added that the country is ready to cooperate and share experiences in the health and treatment sector with other countries.

he 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019, kicked off on Monday in the southern Iranian Island of Kish, attended by top national and international medical experts, academics, professors, and healthcare professionals. 101

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