WHO, Supported by KSrelief, Provides Medical Supplies to Yemen

Tuesday 1441/11/16 - 2020/07/07
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Riyadh, July 7, 2020, SPA -- The World Health Organization, supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Center, has provided various medical supplies to Yemen with a value of US $ 24 million, to cover the shortage in Yemeni hospitals and to meet the needs of patients suffering from chronic conditions, such as cancer, kidney failure and non-communicable diseases, including diabetes.
Through this support, the Organization seeks to protect and promote the health situation in all Yemeni regions, where more than 4 million beneficiaries suffering from various diseases are currently being served in 189 hospitals, which represent 75% of the hospitals operating in Yemen.
Between October 2019 and May 2020, the Organization was able to provide 110,340 dialysis sessions for 5,500 patients who are at risk of kidney failure. The support provided by KSrelief covers 50% of the total cost of dialysis sessions in all 21 centers in Yemen.
This comes within the framework of the support being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through KSrelief, to the World Health Organization to strengthen the health aspect in Yemen and various other countries.
The Center, under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, implemented since its establishment and until last month, 218 health projects in all Yemeni provinces to alleviate the sufferings of the Yemeni people.
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