Health Minister to attend two global conferences


Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne will attend two international conferences, one of which is to be held in Berlin, Germany on controlling Non Communicable Diseases (NCDS).

 The Health Ministry said the conference in Germany would commence on Sunday (15) with the participation of representatives from 90 countries.

The Health Minister would thereafter attend the Global Summit of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (18) to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, also on NCDs.

The Health Ministry said the aim of these discussions would be to find ways and means of reducing one third of neonatal deaths caused by NCDs during pregnancy and promotion of mental health. (DJ)


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