Centre for disease control to be launched in Gulf

30 May 2010

Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the US Centres for Disease Control to set up a Gulf Centre for Disease Control to coordinate health activities in the region, Arab News has reported. The accord will focus on bilateral cooperation in setting up the GCDC and forming joint task forces on infectious and chronic disease outbreaks. The centre will also track obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiac and renal diseases.

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