West News Wire: The World Health Organization and Kuwait have collaborated and partnered to create a number of new projects and initiatives in recent years, the Kuwait News Agency said on Friday. 

Working together also resulted in the opening of a WHO office in Kuwait and enhanced ties between the group and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, according to Dr. Assad Hafeez, WHO’s representative in Kuwait. 

Speaking on World Health Day, he observed that significant progress had been made in “developing the Kuwaiti health care system.” 

In honor of World Health Day, which also commemorates the organization’s 75th birthday, Hafeez said: “We emphasize the significance of partnership in ensuring everyone leads a healthier life.” 

The WHO representative also emphasized the advantages of cooperation during the coronavirus pandemic. 

He also highlighted health-sector achievements over recent decades, including the elimination of smallpox, a 99 percent reduction in polio cases, and the millions of lives saved through vaccination programs for children. 

“Seventy-five years ago, and in the wake of the most deadly and destructive war in human history, WHO’s constitution went into effect … it became a treaty between world countries that recognized that health is not only a basic human right, but also an indispensable thing to achieve security and peace.” 

World Health Day is celebrated annually on April 7, commemorating the establishment of WHO in 1948, and this year run under the slogan, “Health for Everyone.” 

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