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Tuesday, 11 May 2021 05:39 GMT

KSrelief Signs Two Joint Agreements to Serve Needy People in Yemen


(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, April 19, 2021, SPA -- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed today two joint agreements with International War and Disaster Victims Protection Association to enhance and provide health and nutrition services to millions of needy Yemeni citizens.
In a press statement, Dr. Abdullah Saleh Al-Moallem, director of KSrelief's Health and Environmental Aid Department said that the first agreement amounts to USD 5.5 million and stipulates providing primary health care services and managing malnutrition cases in Yemen, adding that this agreement will cover and benefit around 2,429,000 individuals in the governorates of Al-Mahrah, Abyan, Al-Dhale, Shabwah, Aden, Taiz, and Hadhramaut.
Al-Moallem noted that the agreement aims to provide basic services in the health and nutrition sectors within the necessary health services package in case of emergency, which includes providing nutritional survey and assessment for children under the age of five years and pregnant women, participating in routine vaccination campaigns, medical diagnosis and treatment for all age groups of both genders in the target communities within the project, localizing the service and training new national cadres.
Al-Moallem added that under the second agreement, Marib Prosthetic and Rehabilitation Center (phase six) will be operational, benefiting 3,549 individuals, at a value of USD 1.722 million, which will provide physical rehabilitation services for people with special needs, identifying the appropriate treatment plan for each patient on an individual basis and installing artificial limbs of all kinds, providing functional rehabilitation service for prostheses, raising professional and scientific capabilities of the medical staff, and preparing them to deal with special cases, and tackling the migration of specialized medical and technical personnel.
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