KSRelief signs three projects to fight cholera in Yemen

KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and a WHO official sign three projects to combat and eradicate the cholera epidemic in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 14 February 2018
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KSRelief signs three projects to fight cholera in Yemen

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed three humanitarian projects on Tuesday worth $11 million with the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat and eradicate the cholera epidemic in Yemen.
This initiative was taken by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who had already pledged $66.7 million to fight the epidemic in partnership with WHO and UNICEF.
The three signed projects cover diagnosis, prevention, and monitoring steps, all of which are important in preventing and combating cholera. On Nov. 14, 2017, two projects of $23 million were signed for treatment and coordination.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah expressed his pleasure as his organization is continuing to carry out its plan of comprehensive humanitarian operations serving the Yemeni people.
He said the monitoring project will focus on expanding the early-warning system of monitoring cholera, to ensure coordination, immediate reports of cholera cases, lab test results, confirmation and responding mechanisms. The project covers all 23 Yemeni governorates.
The prevention project will focus on launching awareness campaigns on audiovisual and social media platforms, as well as intensifying operations to identify suspicious cases, referring them to medical facilities, specifying the most affected areas in order to carry out the vaccination campaign, training medical staff on how to prevent infections, and providing 400,000 cholera vaccinations.
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Zeik, on behalf of WHO, thanked the Kingdom for the continuous humanitarian support it provides to the world, and especially to Yemen.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 57 min 46 sec ago
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.