Cuba Delivers Vaccines Against Meningitis to Syrian People

Source:  TeleSUR
December 18 2016

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A man sits amid debris near Umayyad mosque, in the government-controlled area of Aleppo. | Photo: Reuters

The cooperation between the two countries has a 51-year history.

Syrian authorities announced Sunday the arrival of 293,650 doses of Cuban vaccines against meningitis, for an estimated value of US$930,000, as the Syrian people are affected by a Western trade blockade.

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The delivery was part of an agreement signed by Syria and Cuba, which includes bank settlements for Syria’s recent debts and the importation of a variety of Cuban medicines, according to the Public Establishment of Foreign Trade in Syria.< /p>

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In 2016, the Cuban government sent vaccines meant to fight diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Hepatitis B and influenza.

The Syrian government also imported vaccines against five communicable diseases affecting children from other sources.

The war-torn country has suffered six years of conflict, which may be coming to an end after the Syrian army liberated Aleppo from anti-government forces.

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