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KSrelief Kicks Off Project to Combat Malaria in Yemen

KSrelief Kicks Off Project to Combat Malaria in Yemen

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 - 04:30
Asharq Al-Awsat

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) is implementing a project to combat malaria in Yemen.

The new health project cimes as an extension of the humanitarian efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help Yemen in combating various epidemics and deadly diseases.

Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, and in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) signed an executive program worth more than $10.5 million dollars to combat and prevent malaria epidemic in Yemen for a period of up to 18 months covering all Yemeni provinces affected by the disease.

The project includes more than 50 activities, benefiting 7 million people. It includes providing regular and severe malaria treatment drugs to Yemeni patients in all Yemeni governorates and supporting WHO and the Yemeni government warehouses with a wide range of drugs as a sufficient stockpile to cover any emergency need in the event of a pandemic.

KSrelief also works through the project to secure necessary labs equipment for diagnosing malaria in hospitals and health centers in badly effected provinces by epidemic, and to secure mosquito nets that are sufficient to cover one million and 300,000 individuals to be distributed to the displaced and in the most affected areas, and to secure more than 1,500 automatic pumps with all their accessories.

The project activities include health education for citizens, capacity building by training and qualifying more than 3,500 health personnel, which is one of the largest training programs at the level of Yemen, and assigning specialized experts from the WHO to supervise the project.

The project will also support the national program to combat malaria in Yemen by sending cadres outside Yemen to receive a diploma specialized in malaria control for a period of 6 months, which will contribute to the sustainability of the program and raise the efficiency of its personnel.

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