KSrelief Chief, WHO’s Tedros Sign Agreements Worth $20m

Sun May 26 2024
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GENEVA: The head of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah met with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus here on Saturday.

KSrelief Chief, WHO’s Tedros Sign Agreements Worth $20m

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 77th World Health Assembly, which is currently taking place in the Swiss city.

The meeting was also attended by Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Abdulmohsen bin Khothaila.

KSrelief Chief, WHO’s Tedros Sign Agreements Worth $20m

During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of common interest related to joint humanitarian and humanitarian projects in the health sector, as well as mechanisms for providing medical assistance to the sick and injured around the world.

Tedros praised the medical projects and programmes implemented by the Kingdom through KSrelief to improve the health situation of the needy in various countries.

On Saturday, Al-Rabeeah also signed five executive programmes with WHO for Yemen, Sudan and Syria, worth a total of US$19,496,000.

The first agreement aims to address the severe shortage of kidney dialysis supplies in Sudan with the aim of reducing the mortality of kidney failure patients in various Sudanese states by providing dialysis supplies sufficient for approximately 235,000 dialysis sessions, providing 100 dialysis machines and paying salaries to medical staff in 77 dialysis centers in worth 5 million dollars.

The second agreement involves providing medical assistance to earthquake victims in Syria at a total cost of $4,746,000.

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The third agreement focuses on combating the spread of measles among children under five in Yemen at a total cost of $3 million.

The fourth agreement aims to improve water and sanitation services in health facilities and ensure sustainable water supplies for Yemen’s most needy populations, worth $3,750,000. The agreement includes the drilling of solar wells at 10 health facilities.

A fifth deal aims to curb the spread of cholera across Yemen, worth $3 million.

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