Saudi aid agency continues projects in Yemen, Jordan

Saudi Arabia is a major provider of aid in Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 27 May 2020

Saudi aid agency continues projects in Yemen, Jordan

AMMAN: The prosthetics center in Yemen’s Marib governorate continued to provide medical services and prosthetic limbs to Yemenis mutilated by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Funded by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), the center benefited 1,724 persons with 4,318 services between January and April. 

Some 119 prosthetic limbs were fitted to 119 patients, 44 orthotic cosmetic limbs were fitted to 28 patients, and 181 prosthetic measurement services were implemented for 178 patients.

Meanwhile, the health care facilities sponsored by KSRelief at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan continued providing medical services. 

Recently, internal medicine clinics received 14 patients, pediatric centers worked with 53 patients, emergency treatment rushed to assist 29 patients, dental clinics treated 8 patients and women’s clinics also received 49 patients. The ear, nose and throat clinic also received patients suffering from such conditions as infections of the sinuses, pharynx, tonsils and middle ear.

KSRelief also continued the implementation of its water supply and environmental sanitation project in Al-Khawkhah district of the Hodeidah governorate in Yemen.

In one week, approximately 337,000 liters of safe drinking water and 393,000 liters of water for other purposes were pumped into tanks, benefiting thousands of families.

Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

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Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

  • Representatives from the World Health Organization, UK National Health Service, IBM and many other industry leaders to speak at online event.
  • The ‘Riyadh Declaration’ will provide a roadmap for using digital innovations to fight this pandemic and those of the future.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will this month host one of the world’s largest health care summits that aims to unite global efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The event will bring together health care leaders and innovators from across the world to foster new collaborations and discuss the vital role of digital health in fighting pandemics.

Taking place online on Aug. 11-12, the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit (RGDHS) will host directors from the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service, IBM’s chief health officer, and Australia’s deputy chief medical officer.

The event’s flagship talk will be hosted by the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfig Al-Rabiah, and will introduce the “Riyadh Declaration” — a roadmap for accelerating digital health innovations to fight the current and future pandemics.

Dr. Bandar Al-Knawy, president of the RGDHS, said the event was far more than a health care conference.

“It is a global digital platform bringing together people who have the ability to work collaboratively to accelerate our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Health care professionals must now seize this opportunity to build on previous strides forward in digital health.”