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Dr SM Amin Fatimie requests UAE Minister of Health Excellency Mr. Hanif Hassan Ali to Help Afghanistan build 94 health facilities including hospitals

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Dr S.M Amin Fatemie left Afghanistan for United States Emirates as per the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Hanif Hassan Ali Health Minister of United Arabic Emirates. Dr. Fatimie and his delegate was very warmly welcomed by Mr. Ahmad u Sayeed Ebrahim al Hashimi the Deputy Minister of Health of the United Arabic Emirates and the chief of Health Department of Dubai as well as some other high authorities at Dubai International airport.

On December 23, 2009 the Afghan Minister of Public Health met His Excellency Mr. Hanif Hassan Ali the UAE Health Minister while the Afghan Charge du'Affairs to Abu-Dhabi, Ms. Shima Nasri was also present at the meeting. Dr. Fatimie and his accompanying colleagues appreciated generosity of the UAE government and people and expressed their best gratitude for their support to the Afghanistan Health Sector.

Dr. Fatimie also thanked UAE for the construction of Late Sheik Zahid Gynecology/Obstetric Hospital in Kabul and he proposed if the UAE government could also equip the hospital with modern technology.

Dr Fatemie also requested his UAE counterpart to help MoPH Afghanistan financially and technically to build 94 health facilities including hospitals in Afghanistan. Besides acknowledging UEA for construction of Zabul Provincial Hospital, Dr Fatemie also pointed out the current technical problems existing at that hospital and asked the Health Minister of UAE to help resolve the hospital technical problems.

Dr. Fatimie also thanked UAE for the donation of Hemodialysis machine already installed in some hospitals in Afghanistan by the financial support of UAE government and people.

Dr. Fatimie accepted a banquet in honor of Afghan delegation by His Excellency Minister of Health of UAE. Talking at the banquet Dr Fatemie requested UAE Health Minister to attend the inauguration ceremony of Late Sheik Zahid Hospital in Kabul shortly which was accepted by Excellency the minister.

Health Minister of UAE promised to review the requests of the Afghan Minister of Public Health and pledged to contribute in this regard.

Dr Fatemie submitted to the UAE Health Minister a complete list of health facilities and a developmental plan needed for the health facilities as well as the official invitation letter at the end of the meeting. After two hours, the meeting was wrapped up with presenting some gifts. At the end both sides decided to introduce their focal persons for follow up matters.

Dr Fatimie also visited Rasul-Khaima Emirate after being invited by His Excellency Sheik Saoud the governor of Rasul-Khaima Emirate. The minister and his Afghan mission members were warmly welcomed by the Emirate high authorities.

His Excellency Sheik Saoud the governor of Rasul Khaima Emirate said that he loved Afghans heartily. He said that he was committed to support the people of Afghanistan. On the same day, Dr Fatemie the Afghan Minister of Public Health took part at a ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Khaleej Pharmaceutical Company and The Afghan Pharma Company. The cost calculated in this MoU is 70 million dollars. His Excellency the Afghan Minister of Public Health also wished that The UAE investment programs in strengthening private sector should increase more and more. The Afghan Minister of Public Health also visited the Kheleej Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company.