Saudi king, WHO chief discuss ways to enhance cooperation

King Salman meeting with World Health Organization chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.

:: King Salman received Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.

The meeting reviewed ways to increase cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the WHO.

Recently, in response to funding appeals from WHO and UNICEF to help them fight cholera epidemic, including support for the water and sanitation sectors in Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to allocate $66.7 million.

The WHO collaborates with many organizations to support countries achieve their national health development goals, and ensures that all efforts are coordinated.

According to WHO’s official website, in Saudi Arabia these organizations include the UN agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, non-governmental organizations, WHO collaborating centers and the private sector.

Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities.

WHO staff in Saudi Arabia include experts in the fields of health.

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