Health Minister receives WHO consultants

2017-01-13 16:58:50

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 12, A.Tsogtsetseg, Minister of Health met with consultants of the World Health Organization, familiarized with their working progress and discussed the directions of future cooperation.

At the meeting, the consultants mentioned that cases of non-infectious diseases are increasing among Mongolians, and especially the use of alcohol and tobacco which affects directly to those diseases. 

During their time in Mongolia, the consultants are aiming to conduct economic analysis on excise tax imposed on tobacco and alcohol, and reduce the use of the substances in order to decrease the cases of non-infectious diseases which constitute about 70 percent of population sickness rate of Mongolia. Thus, non-infectious diseases can be prevented with the least cost, the sides discussed.

The WHO consultants will give seminars and hold meetings with number of government organizations, relevant NGOs, and international institutions.