Maputo The Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) signed a cooperation agreement in the medical field with the Mozambican Ministry of Health in Maputo on Saturday.
The agreement was signed by Palestinian Ambassador to Mozambique Fayez Abdu Jawad and Mozambique's Health Minister Nazira Abdulla.
The agreement provides for the establishment of a spine surgery program at the government hospital in Mozambique through the use of pioneering Palestinian expertise in this field. The PICA will send a qualified medical team headed by Dr. Ala Azmi, chief of the program of knowledge transfer in spine surgery, to Mozambique at the end of March, in order to start setting up this program, through which the Palestinian capabilities and experiences will be harmonized with the needs and priorities in the target country.
Palestinian experts will complete their 10-day mission, during which five operations will be performed for children aged 5 to 12 with spinal deformities. The program will also be established through the training of a medical team from the government hospital.
The Palestinian experts will hold academic lectures on Spine Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery in the relevant universities and specialized colleges.
The Palestinian Agency said the necessary medical equipment and surgical supplies for the operations were secured through cooperation with international medical companies, which offered this grant to the PICA program for the benefit of Mozambique.
This program, which is supervised by PICA, will benefit other Central and South African countries in the coming stages, the Palestinian Agency said in a statement.
Ambassador Jawad has played a key role in the implementation of this agreement and translating it into a practical program that starts in Mozambique and extends to other African countries.
Source: International Islamic News Agency