KSRelief, WHO strengthen cooperation in Yemen

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Time: November 26, 2018      

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO’s regional director. (Photo/Supplied)
  • Over the past two years, KSRelief has funded eight active WHO projects worth up to $43 million to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and the World Health Organization (WHO) met on Sunday in Riyadh to further strengthen cooperation in implementing KSRelief-funded projects in Yemen’s health sector.

During the meeting, Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, reaffirmed priorities to strengthen partnerships with local organizations such as KSRelief in order to tackle the region’s most pressing issues more effectively. A memorandum on cooperation was signed by the two organizations in April.

Over the past two years, KSRelief has funded eight active WHO projects worth up to $43 million to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen.

“Given that the WHO is renowned for its technical know-how in the health domain and KSRelief has a humanitarian aid and relief mandate, we can further collaborate to ensure more effective solutions are found for this and other regional crises,” said Al-Mandhari.

KSRelief has donated $930 million to UN agencies and other aid organizations to support implementation of the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. The WHO supports 269 health facilities in the country.

This article was first published in Arab News

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