KSRelief team performs 13 heart surgeries in Tanzania

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A medical team of KSRelief prepares to perform open-heart surgery on a child in Tanzania on Saturday. (SPA)
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A medical team of KSRelief on Saturday performed 13, including five open-heart, surgeries on children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania. (SPA)
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A medical team of KSRelief on Saturday performed 13, including five open-heart, surgeries on children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania. (SPA)
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A medical team of KSRelief on Saturday performed 13, including five open-heart, surgeries on children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania. (SPA)
Updated 08 December 2019

KSRelief team performs 13 heart surgeries in Tanzania

  • Campaign to treat eye diseases in Morocco underway

JEDDAH: A medical team of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday performed 13, including five open-heart, surgeries on children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania. 

Since the launch of the medical campaign in Tanzania, the KSRelief teams have performed 55 operations to help people who cannot afford to pay for expensive medical procedures.

On Saturday, a KSRelief team performed 172 eye surgeries in Morocco’s Chichaoua province. The campaign in Morocco has been organized in cooperation with Al-Basar International Foundation.

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amounted to $16 billion in humanitarian and development aid, in addition to supporting refugees, providing funds to Yemen’s central bank and supporting the Yemeni economy. 

Mobile nutrition clinics of KSRelief continue to provide treatment services in Sana’a governorate, in partnership with the Tiba Development Foundation. The total number of medical nutrition clinic beneficiaries thus far has reached 1,511. 

KSRelief is also carrying out several water and sanitation projects across Yemen. On Friday, KSRelief provided ambulances to Aden, Taiz and Hodeidah governorates.

HIGHLIGHTS

• KSRelief is carrying out 1,062 projects in 45 countries.

• The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amount to $16 billion.

• KSRelief is also carrying out several water and sanitation projects across Yemen.

• The center is also supporting dialysis centers in Yemen.

Yemeni Health Minister Dr. Nasser Ba’oom hailed the support of Saudi Arabia through KSRelief.

The center is supporting the Yemeni health sector in coordination with Yemen’s High Relief Committee.

According to KSRelief, it provides dialysis solutions and other medications necessary for treating chronic diseases to Yemen.

KSRelief provides urgent treatment for wounded and injured Yemenis in their country, and those for whom treatment is not possible in Yemen are transferred to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.

The center has implemented numerous health projects in Taiz, including support for Al-Thawra Hospital, which the center has provided with equipment, supplies and medicines. The first phase of support to the hospital’s orthopedic department alone amounted to $3.15 million.

When a recent shipment of dialysis solutions was stolen by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, KSRelief acted quickly to provide Al-Thawra Hospital with a replacement shipment. KSRelief also provided support to the Al-Jomhory Hospital and other regional health centers in Taiz.

KSRelief’s support for dialysis centers throughout Yemen is continuing as a second phase of support provides six month’s worth of medical supplies. Fuel is also being distributed to 95 health facilities across Yemen in cooperation with the World Health Organization.

KSRelief’s projects cover many areas of the medical sector including primary healthcare and maternal and pediatric healthcare programs implemented in collaboration with UNICEF. 

KSRelief also extended support to the Artificial Limbs Centers in Taiz, Aden, Mukalla and Sanaa in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and is currently preparing a new Artificial Limbs Center in Taiz.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.