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King Salman Center signs three agreements with the World Health Organization to support the health sector in Yemen





Today, the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action signed, via videoconference, three joint cooperation agreements with the World Health Organization to support and enable the capabilities of the health sector in Yemen in accordance with the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, worth $15 million.

The agreements were signed by the advisor at the Royal Court, the General Supervisor of the Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah, and the Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean at the World Health Organization, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari.

Under the first agreement, the health sector in the Republic of Yemen will be strengthened and empowered with basic and life-saving health supplies and the purchase of laboratory tools and medical medicines for treating infectious diseases to support the emergency health response, benefiting one million and 270 thousand individuals in several Yemeni governorates, with a total value of 11 million and 200 thousand US dollars. .

The second agreement includes the provision of five oxygen stations (the second phase), the provision of logistical means of transportation, the training of hospital workers on the medical gas system and the maintenance of stations, with the aim of raising the readiness of health facilities and settling the sustainability of health services in the governorates of Shabwa, Marib, Abyan and Hadramout, benefiting 41,738 individuals, worth one million US dollars.

While the third agreement will support the logistical work in support of the Corona vaccine (Covid-19) for 10% of the population of the Republic of Yemen, and implement voluntary campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of obtaining the vaccine, with the aim of raising the readiness of the health sector in Yemen to confront the pandemic and raising awareness of the importance of taking the vaccine to raise the rates of citizens. Those who received the vaccine, benefit 886,341 individuals in all Yemeni governorates, with a total value of two million and 800 thousand US dollars.

The Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah, explained that this agreement is worth 15 million US dollars, in three projects, and aims to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people in a number of regions and governorates, as well as equip health and emergency facilities and support the capacity of the Yemeni people. health personnel.

For his part, the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, confirmed that the joint cooperation between the World Health Organization represented by the country office in Yemen with the King Salman Relief Center began with projects that were successfully implemented.

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