KSrelief continues projects in Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan

KSrelief continues projects in Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan
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KSrelief workers distribute winter relief goodies to the needy in Shangla, Pakistan. (SPA)
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The Emergency Center for Epidemic Diseases Control in Hajjah, Yemen continues to provide treatment services to beneficiaries with the support of the King Salman Relief Center. KSRelief). (SPA)
KSrelief workers distribute blankers and winter bags to Syrian and Palestinian refugees and the host community in the cities of Beit Al-Faks, Al-Danniyeh and Tripoli, in Lebanon. (SPA)
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KSrelief continues projects in Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan
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KSrelief workers distribute blankets and winter bags to Syrian and Palestinian refugees and the host community in the cities of Beit Al-Faks, Al-Danniyeh and Tripoli, in Lebanon. (SPA)
KSrelief workers at work in Hudeidah, Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 27 December 2020

KSrelief continues projects in Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan

KSrelief continues projects in Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan
  • This delivery is part of the humanitarian and relief aid provided by Saudi Arabia

AL-BAYDA: The Emergency Center for Epidemic Disease Control in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate continues to provide treatment services with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief).

In one week, the clinics’ registration and screening department received 772 patients, the observations department received 21, the inpatient clinic 19, the epidemic department 772, the awareness and education department 623, and the medical referral department 42. Medicines were dispensed to 795 patients.

Meanwhile, modern medical equipment provided by KSrelief has arrived at Al-Ghaylah Hospital in Yemen’s Al-Bayda governorate.

Fayez Al-Wehaishi, director general of the office of the Health Ministry in Al-Bayda, said the medical devices include a complete blood count (CBC) test device, a modern digital microscope, a centrifuge, an automated chemistry analyzer, a laboratory refrigerator, a power generator, wheelchairs and fixed chairs.

He expressed his appreciation for KSrelief’s support, saying the modern medical devices are a qualitative leap in the hospital’s services and will contribute significantly to alleviating patients’ suffering.

This delivery is part of the humanitarian and relief aid provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, to the people of Yemen.

Meanwhile, KSrelief continues to distribute winter clothing to the needy in Lebanon. The center distributed 2,258 blankets and 1,129 winter bags to Syrian and Palestinian refugees as well as host communities in Beit El-Faqs, Danniyeh and Tripoli in Lebanon, benefiting 5,645 individuals.

Moreover, KSrelief distributed more than 250 winter bags in Shangla, Pakistan, benefiting 1,524 people.


Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths
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Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 535,373
  • A total of 8,651 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced six deaths from COVID-19 and 75 new infections on Friday.

Of the new cases, 18 were recorded in Makkah, 15 in Riyadh, seven in Madinah, seven in the Eastern Province, six in Jazan, five in Tabuk, three in Najran, three in Hail, two in Asir, two in the Northern Borders region, one in Al-Jouf, and one in Al-Baha.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 535,373 after 64 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 8,651 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Over 40.4 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.


Saudi Defense Ministry hosts its first Strategic Communication Forum

Saudi Defense Ministry hosts its first Strategic Communication Forum
Updated 17 September 2021

Saudi Defense Ministry hosts its first Strategic Communication Forum

Saudi Defense Ministry hosts its first Strategic Communication Forum
  • Event is part of project to develop ministry’s internal and external communications to meet the requirements of modern media applications and practices

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Defense held its first Strategic Communication Forum on Thursday in Riyadh. The aim was to engage the ministry’s communication staff across the Kingdom with its targeted operating model, to help achieve the objectives of its transformation program.

The event, which took place under the patronage of Khalid Al-Biyari, assistant minister of defense for executive affairs, also formed part of the ministry’s project to develop its internal and external communications to meet the requirements of modern media applications and practices.

The forum included a number of workshops, presented by Prince Ahmed bin Salman Applied Media Academy, focusing on communications-related subjects such as creative content creation, video production for social media and event management. The participants included officials and communication specialists from the Saudi Armed Forces, joint forces and the military’s Health Services Department.

Al-Biyari said during the forum that the ministry views strategic communication as a crucial approach to achieving excellence in performance.

“Adding strategic value to communications raises our media practices to a more advanced level in terms of planning the dissemination of key messages,” he said. “The rapid and frequent advancements in technology make it inevitable that all organizations, not only the Ministry of Defense, must think of communication with audiences strategically.”

Ahmed Ali Asiri, the deputy minister for strategic affairs and a keynote speaker at the event, stressed the importance of strategic communications to the ministry’s media activities. He said it is imperative for all employees to receive updated information accurately and in a timely manner, to ensure the quality and efficiency of operations.

He added that strategic communication is vital to send the right messages about the work of the ministry.

Abdullrahman Al-Sultan, the ministry’s director-general of strategic communications and media, gave a presentation about the role of his directorate, its organizational structure and the strategy behind its operating model.


Saudi crown prince, Spanish prime minister hold call

Saudi crown prince, Spanish prime minister hold call
Updated 17 September 2021

Saudi crown prince, Spanish prime minister hold call

Saudi crown prince, Spanish prime minister hold call

NEOM: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in a phone call on Thursday with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
The pair discussed bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Spain and ways to enhance them.


Saudi aid agency KSrelief delivers food aid to Mali, medical support to Uruguay

Saudi aid agency KSrelief delivers food aid to Mali, medical support to Uruguay
Updated 17 September 2021

Saudi aid agency KSrelief delivers food aid to Mali, medical support to Uruguay

Saudi aid agency KSrelief delivers food aid to Mali, medical support to Uruguay

BAMAKO: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center recently launched a project to distribute food aid to the poor in Mali.

An event to mark the distribution was attended by Saudi ambassador to Mali Khalid Al-Khalid, a KSrelief team and a number of Malian officials.

The aid includes 15,038 bags of rice, weighing 752 tons. It will be distributed to a number of Malian regions, benefiting 120,304 individuals.

It comes within the framework of humanitarian and relief projects being implemented by the Kingdom, through KSrelief, for countries and peoples around the world.

Meanwhile, KSrelief delivered medical and preventive assistance to Uruguay in order to help the country combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of KSrelief, Saudi Ambassador to Uruguay Eyad bin Ghazi Hakim officially handed over the support in the presence of Uruguayan Minister of Public Health Daniel Salinas.

Salinas said that Uruguay has “benefited greatly” from Saudi assistance in its fight against the pandemic.


Saudi Arabia raises awareness on World Patient Safety Day

Saudi Arabia raises awareness on World Patient Safety Day
Updated 17 September 2021

Saudi Arabia raises awareness on World Patient Safety Day

Saudi Arabia raises awareness on World Patient Safety Day

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has joined the world in celebrating World Patient Safety Day 2021.

The Saudi Patient Safety Center said that the 72nd World Health Assembly, affiliated with the World Health Organization, adopted in May 2019 a global action on patient safety, which guarantees celebrating a world day on patient safety each year.

The SPSC noted that this year saw the inauguration of an awareness campaign under the theme “safe maternal and newborn care,” which aims at raising community awareness on the safety of mothers and newborns.

It also aims to support the best health practices to reduce risks and deaths that can be avoided during delivery.