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Fatimi off to Malaysia to attend OIC ministerial moot
Kabul, June 10, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Public Health Minister Dr Muhammad Amin Fatimi Sunday left for Malaysia to participate in the first-ever OIC health ministers conference, scheduled to commence from June 12.
Dr Abdullah Fahim, spokesman for the ministry, told Pajhwok Afghan News participants from Islamic countries would discuss ways of containing the spread of various diseases affecting their peoples.
At the four-day moot, the OIC health ministers will confer on how best they can fight influenza, AIDS, tuberculosis, high blood pressure, cardiac problems and cancers.
The four-day moot will focus on immunisation to combat preventable diseases and vaccine production among Organisation of Islamic Conference states.
Meeting at Hotel Sunway Lagoon Resort, the conferees will also discuss measures for reduce infant mortality rates in the Islamic countries.