Apec to discuss SARS impact


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Strategies to minimise the economic impact of SARS will be discussed at the Special Apec Senior Officials and Health Ministers Meeting on SARS in Bangkok on Friday. 

Health Ministry secretary-general Datuk Alias Ali said the two-day meeting would enable member countries to share experiences on the effects of SARS on health and trade. 

He said the meeting also aimed to boost members' capacity to face future infectious diseases.  

“Apart from the implementation of SARS management programmes with standardised health screening among Apec members, trade and travel will be among the main issues.  

“We will come up with strategies to minimise the damage,” he said. 

The Malaysian delegation, headed by Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng, would comprise officials from the Health, International Trade and Industry and Foreign Ministries.  

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