almotamar,net - Yemen has got a $25 million-worth grant from the World Health Organisation(WHO) in support of its health and population activities for the years 2008 and 2009.
The agreement was signed in the Egyptian capital Cairo Thursday for the Yemeni side by the minister of Public Health and Population Dr Abdulkaim Yahya Rasie and for the WHO by its Regional Director Dr Hussein Abdulrazaq al-Jazaeri.
Meanwhile the Yemeni Health Minister discussed with the WHO official the ongoing arrangements for the inauguration of the comprehensive national campaign for curbing polio to be carried out next year with the aim of declaring Yemen an area free from polio.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
Doctors use the word “crisis” to describe the point at which a patient either starts to recover or dies. President George W. Bush’s Iraqi patient now seems to have reached that point. Most commentators appear to think that Bush’s latest prescription – a surge of 20,000 additional troops to suppress the militias in Baghdad – will, at best, merely postpone the inevitable death of his dream of a democratic Iraq. Yet as “Battle of Baghdad” begins, factors beyond Bush’s control and not of his making (at least not intentionally) may just save Iraq from its doom.