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Health News of Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Source: Class FM

Iran agrees to send doctors to Ghana

Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh, has announced that the government of Iran will be sending doctors to Ghana to assist the country in healthcare delivery.

The minister, who addressed the media after a closed door meeting with an Iranian delegation led by that country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Zarif, also added that both countries would be cooperating in the areas of agriculture, medicine, education and security.

She also announced that 10 scholarships would be given to Ghanaian students studying sciences or any other field of study as agreed by both the Iranian and Ghanaian governments.

“We will be looking at the possibility of enhancing our medical cooporation so that we could have Iranian doctors also coming to Ghana to support the healthcare system that exists. He also gave us an indication that we will be having an additional 10 scholarships for students who want to study in the sciences or any other areas where we want to engage with each other. We agreed that we will continue to cooporate and work together closely within the multilateral arena in the UN, within the nonaligned movement, and also within Africa and West Africa and we are very much looking forward to building on our partnership and to make it stronger,” Ms Tetteh told journalists.

Mr Zarif, who was accompanied by a 70-member economic delegation, said his visit was multifaceted. “My visit to Ghana is a multifaceted visit. It is not just an economic visit, it is about our relations with Africa and Ghana and we seek to enhance and expand this relationship in all spheres.

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