Health

28-07-2014
Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, and its local distributor, Unipharma, face allegations of corruption in their Syrian operations.
16-06-2014
Syria’s Prime Minister Wael Halqi, has inaugurated the launch of the country’s latest healthcare management company.
10-03-2014
The Minister of Health has said that following a recent agreement, Syria was buying from Iran a significant share of the generic medicines it imported.
24-02-2014
In safe areas across the country, several new pharmaceutical plants are being established, including one by the brother of the Syrian first lady.
21-10-2013
The first cases of polio in fourteen years in Syria have been detected, the World Health Organization said last week.
09-09-2013
Two new pharmaceutical plants are being established in the province of Tartous as Syrian manufacturers are favouring relative safe areas of the country.
05-08-2013
The Syrian government has granted dozens of licenses to open new pharmaceutical plants, according to the minister of health.
08-07-2013
The Ministry of Health has allowed pharmaceutical companies to raise the price of their products by as much as 50 percent as production costs have surged.
14-02-2013
The Syrian government is raising the price of medicines and facilitating import procedures in order to ease the shortages of pharmaceutical products.
21-01-2013
Thameco, a government-owned pharmaceutical company, generated SYP 1.2 billion in revenues last year.
05-11-2012
Syria’s health sector lost some SYP 7 billion from the uprising and ensuing violence gripping the country since March 2011, according to the Minister of Health.
15-10-2012
UNICEF has said that it was scaling up its support for Syrian refugees and displaced persons although a lack of funds is hampering its rescue efforts.
01-10-2012
The annual budget spent by the government on chronic diseases stands at SYP 5 billion according to an official at the Ministry of Health.
17-09-2012
Thameco, the state-owned pharmaceutical company, posted sales of SYP 752 million in the first half of this year.
09-07-2012
The number of forensic doctors working in Syria is not sufficient to cover the needs as the number of deaths from the uprising gripping the country rises, according to a specialized doctor.

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