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13/04/2017 - 16:21hs

Brazilian meds donation reaches Syria

A batch of medication and vaccines supplied by the government of Brazil was cleared for shipping early this week. The cargo was carried by the Brazilian Navy.

Press Release

The batch comprises pharmaceuticals and vaccines

São Paulo – Medication donated by Brazil has reached Syria, the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) reported. The items were delivered to World Health Organization (WHO) staff in the Arab country, and will be used at clinics and health service posts.

The meds arrived by way of Lebanon on March 20, carried by a Brazilian Navy vessel. It took a few days for the medication to be transported into Syria and get clearance. The process relied on help from the Brazilian embassy in Beirut, the ABC, and the Brazilian Ministry of Defense.

The donation came from Brazil’s Ministry of Health and includes pharmaceuticals and vaccines. ABC said it came in response to a request put out by the WHO last year. “It is hoped that this will provide humanitarian relief to the country and stave off the resurgence of endemic diseases such as polio and yellow fever, which had been declared eradicated prior to the conflict,” ABC said in its website.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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