Cambodia, Myanmar and Iran get EC medical technology aid:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medical technology features prominently in a E7.3m ($7.2m) package of humanitarian aid awarded last week to Cambodia, Myanmar and Iran. Under the European Union's ECHO programme, Cambodia will get E4.8m to provide essential supplies, including medical equipment, to help palliate "significant needs [in] access to healthcare" among its 7.5 million inhabitants. Most of the E2m awarded to Myanmar (formerly Burma) will be used to provide medical and diagnostics equipment, primarily to help fight malaria. There is a high prevalence of the disease among the country's more than 35 million population, with the most lethal strain accounting for 80% of cases. Iran will get E0.5m in medical kits and other supplies to help in its recovery from the earthquake of June 2002.
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