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South Asian Nations Pledge To Make Region AIDS-Free By 2030, As India Extends Assistance To Help Eradicate Polio

PTI/Economic Times: India extends support to make SAARC nations polio-free
“India today extended its assistance to [South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)] nations in making the region polio-free and said that it will share its best practices to help the countries achieve the goal. Chairing the 5th meeting of health ministers of SAARC nations, Health Minister JP Nadda stressed on the need for the nations to work together in promoting public health, prevent disease, and universalization of health coverage…” (4/8).

PTI/Economic Times: SAARC nations pledge to free region of AIDS by 2030
“SAARC nations today pledged to combat AIDS collectively to free the region of the ‘dreaded’ disease by 2030 while India extended its assistance to its neighbors to make them polio-free by sharing its best practices. Health Minister JP Nadda, after chairing the 5th meeting of health ministers of SAARC nations here, said a ‘cohesive’ group in the health sector has been developed which has a better ‘one to one relation’ and has a resolve that SAARC becomes a healthy region…” (4/8).

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