Saudi king, WHO chief discuss ways to enhance cooperation

King Salman meeting with World Health Organization chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 29 April 2018

Saudi king, WHO chief discuss ways to enhance cooperation

  • WHO and UNICEF is seeking donors to help them fight cholera epidemic, including support for the water and sanitation sectors in Yemen
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has directed the KSRelief to allocate $66.7 million for that purpose

RIYADH: King Salman received Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.

The meeting reviewed ways to increase cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the WHO. 

Recently, in response to funding appeals from WHO and UNICEF to help them fight cholera epidemic, including support for the water and sanitation sectors in Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to allocate $66.7 million.

The WHO collaborates with many organizations to support countries achieve their national health development goals, and ensures that all efforts are coordinated.

According to WHO’s official website, in Saudi Arabia these organizations include the UN agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, non-governmental organizations, WHO collaborating centers and the private sector. 

Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities.

WHO staff in Saudi Arabia include experts in the fields of health.

 

 

 


Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 09 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 252,039
  • A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 37 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,428 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 125 were recorded in Makkah, 106 in the capital Riyadh, 68 in Hufof, 59 in Jazan and 57 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 252,039 after 1,599 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.