Time: 21 March, 2020
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: A team from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently held a meeting with the Yemen’s Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Nasser Baoom, a representative from the Yemeni High Relief Committee and a representative from WHO to the GCC to assess actions needed to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The officials discussed what was needed to support Yemen’s health sector in its actions to combat the spread of the virus and treat emerging cases. KSrelief and the other attendees discussed how the center and other aid partners could provide tools for Yemen to face the virus, including the provision of medicines, medical equipment, and protection supplies. The aid may be delivered to Yemen by land, sea and air transportation methods.
Participants also talked about an executive project proposal with the World Health Organization to secure epidemiological surveillance devices, support laboratories and quarantine facilities, and prepare and train cadres on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Yemen.
The Yemeni Minister expressed his gratitude for KSrelief’s generous, ongoing support, adding that the center has provided extensive assistance to all sectors in Yemen to alleviate the suffering of all in need.
The meeting was held according to directives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership for KSrelief to assess the health situation in Yemen and provide support for combatting the virus in Yemen.