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Jordan, July 11, 2019
Health ministry launches system to detect antibiotics-resistant microbes

Amman, July 10 (Petra) -- The Health Ministry on Wednesday launched a national system to detect microbes resistant to antibiotics, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and funding by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The Ministry's Secretary-General, Hikmat Abul Foul, underscored the its commitment to address the threat of antibiotics-resistant microbes, describing it as one of the top health issues locally and internationally.

The Health Ministry's approach to this issue reflects the close cooperation between all stakeholders, including the health, agriculture and environment sectors, to provide good quality data to control the microbes' resistance to antibiotics.

Korean Ambassador, Lee Jae-wan, stressed KOICA's commitment to build on previous achievements, expressing keenness to build more labs to study microorganisms to support efforts in Jordan to resolve this problem.

Maria-Cristina Profili, WHO representative in Jordan, voiced the organization's keenness to support Member States in the fight against such microbes, pointing out that the system Jordan launched will facilitate cooperation between various sectors.

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