WHO hands over equipment essential for prevention of cardiovascular diseases

2021-12-03 17:07:01

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Within the framework of the MonPEN project, the World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over to the Ministry of Health 11 types of equipment worth over MNT 630 million, essential for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

The handover ceremony was attended by Dr Enkhbold Sereejav, Minister of Health, Dr Sergey Diorditsa, WHO Representative to Mongolia, and representatives of Dundgobi aimag, Darkhan-Uul aimag and Songinokhairkhan district health department.

The number of patients with non-infectious diseases have been  rapidly increasing worldwide due to improper lifestyle, lack of  physical activity and use of alcohol and tobacco, adversely affecting socio-economic development and public health.

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