WHO approves Arab Group's bill on health conditions in occupied Arab lands

GENEVA, 26th May, 2016 (WAM) -- The World Health Organisation, WHO, has approved a draft bill presented by the Arab Group on following-up on health conditions in Arab territories under Israeli occupation.

Kuwait, as head of Arab diplomatic delegations at the UN, presented the bill in the light of the recent report issued by the WHO regarding the worsening health conditions in the region, Kuwait's permanent delegate to the UN, Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, was quoted by the Kuwait news Agency, KUNA, as saying on Thursday.

The report found that Israel prevented UN workers from checking on the well-being of 5,936 prisoners, said Al-Ghunaim. He added that there is also a medicine shortage of 20-30 percent during 2015 which had a negative impact on people with chronic diseases.

The draft bill came in accordance with WHO's constitution which states that all humans have an equal right of a healthy life, said the ambassador.


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