ArmInfo. On May 22, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine Harald Tzur Hausen. According to the press service of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Pashinyan welcomed the famous scientist and highly appreciated his contribution to the development of global health.
He noted that the Government of Armenia attaches importance to the introduction of safe and effective vaccination for the prevention of infectious diseases among the population, and the impressive achievements and experience of Mr. Harald Zur Hausen in this area will be useful and will contribute to raising public awareness.
Nobel Prize winner Harald Tzur Hausen noted that he was glad to visit our country, meet with the Prime Minister of Armenia and, being in Armenia for the first time, was impressed by the warm hospitality. Referring to global health issues, Hausen noted that, in his opinion, vaccination is one of the best solutions for the prevention of infectious diseases, and correctly informing the public about its importance is of paramount importance. The interlocutors exchanged views on the impact of vaccines and raising public awareness. German virologist Harald Zur Hausen received the Nobel Prize for discovering the role of the papillomavirus (HPV) in the development of cervical cancer. He arrived in Yerevan within the framework of the "Nobel Days in Yerevan" event of Yerevan State Medical University and on May 23 in the hall of the university will deliver a report on the topic "Link between Nutritional infections and common human cancer".