WHO hails positive effect of KSRelief in humanitarian worksheets

KSRelief and WHO officials aim to create an effective humanitarian partnership to alleviate the suffering of affected people.

:: The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, commended the Kingdom’s leading and effective role in the region and around the world — and in particular the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief).

Adhanom pointed out that the main objective of his visit to Saudi Arabia was to promote the bilateral partnership with KSRelief in the field of humanitarian work.

He also commended the center’s positive impact around the world, as well as its distinguished partnership with the WHO in fighting the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which lowered the infection rates.

“We need to continue with the efforts to prevent any new possible cholera outbreak in Yemen. We will be giving the residents the needed vaccines in order to fight the disease, starting May. This shows the generous support provided by the center for the organization and the strength of our partnership.”

On the other hand, the director co-signed on Monday with the KSRelief Supervisor General Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, an executive program to jointly build capacity and training programs as well as to create an effective humanitarian partnership to alleviate the suffering of affected people.

In addition to constructive cooperation in providing quality medical programs in disaster and conflict areas, the partnership should include the exchange of information and conducting research that would enhance the efficiency of humanitarian actions.

A joint executive program was also agreed upon, by providing Syrian children with 12 months of preventive vaccines, worth $3,300,000.

The center has in the past signed many joint projects with the WHO. These include the emergency response project in Yemen in 2015, the oxygen supplies project, and the center’s intervention to fight the cholera epidemic in Yemen in 2017.

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