Saudi Arabia concludes medical mission to Mauritania

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KSRelief medical volunteers at work in Mauritania. (Supplied)
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KSRelief medical volunteers at work in Mauritania. (Supplied)
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Updated 31 January 2020

Saudi Arabia concludes medical mission to Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT: A volunteer surgical team from Saudi Arabia has completed a life-saving medical mission to Mauritania.

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) campaign in the northwest African country saw the team carry out 27 open-heart operations and 39 catheterizations on children, all of which were successful.

The project was run in partnership with the Muslim World League’s International Organization for Relief, Welfare and Development (IORWD).

During their time in Mauritania, members of the team reviewed the cases of 210 children from low-income families and provided CT scans for some of them. The medical mission also provided training for 35 local health practitioners from different specialties.

Last September, KSRelief signed three agreements with the IORWD to implement volunteer medical campaigns to treat heart conditions and thyroid tumors in Mauritania, Niger and Morocco, with the aim of providing low-income patients with advanced medical care which might otherwise not have been available to them. 

 

 

 

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Updated 29 October 2020

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  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.