Health

04-03-2020
Iran has announced a suspension of its flights to Damascus as rumours spread in Syria about the appearance of the Coronavirus in the country.
26-02-2020
The Ministry of Health said today that it has still not recorded any cases of patients affected with the coronavirus.
27-11-2019
The absence of Samer Foz from the launch of his latest investment may indicate a change in his status as one of Syria’s most influential businessmen.
30-10-2019
The Syrian government is considering establishing a company to handle health insurance in the public sector as it seeks ways to control its large health expenses bill.
07-08-2019
The Ministry of Health has cancelled the licence of ten new pharmaceutical companies despite the fact that some of them were near completion and set to start production.
24-07-2019
The Syrian Insurance Supervisory Commission (SISC) has released its annual report on the performance of healthcare benefits management companies last year.
23-01-2019
The Government’s plans to spend on investment projects are falling short because of a continuous shortage of cash, the recent example of a serum production plant shows.
04-09-2018
A pharmaceutical plant producing medicines for the treatment of cancer and owned by a prominent investor is set to start operating near Damascus in the next few weeks.
14-03-2017
The Syrian government has imposed a sharp increase in the price of medicines, adding a significant burden on the population.
02-02-2016
Following our report last week on the spread of H1N1 in Syria, more information is available.
26-01-2016
An increasing number of H1N1 virus cases are being reported in Syria, although the number of deaths appears so far limited.
07-12-2015
The Syria Recovery Trust Fund has approved a new project to supply medical equipment to hospitals located in northern, opposition-controlled Syria.
23-11-2015
Two hospitals in the opposition-held parts of Syria are getting new financial support.
24-08-2015
The Ministry of Health has increased by up to 50 percent the price of medicines produced in the country.
16-02-2015
The Syrian government licensed several new pharmaceutical plants last year, a government official said.

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