Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency assesses Yemen’s health needs vs coronavirus

They discussed KSRelief’s ability to help Yemen face the virus by providing medicines. (SPA)
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Updated 22 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency assesses Yemen’s health needs vs coronavirus

  • Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) held a meeting to assess Yemen’s health needs to confront coronavirus. The meeting included KSRelief representatives, Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Nasser Ba’oom, a representative of Yemen’s High Relief Committee, and the World Health Organization’s representative in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
They discussed KSRelief’s ability to help Yemen face the virus by providing medicines, medical devices and equipment, and preventive supplies by land, sea and air.
Ba’oom expressed his country’s gratitude for the Kingdom’s continuous support to Yemen’s government and people, and for KSRelief’s relief and development efforts.
The meeting came within the framework of King Salman’s directives to KSRelief to assess the health situation in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said the rankings were a result of the unlimited backing by the king and the crown prince for support initiatives around the world.  
Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 432 projects in Yemen at a total cost of $2.96 billion.


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.