WHO hails partnership with KSrelief in enhancing Yemen health services

WHO hails partnership with KSrelief in enhancing Yemen health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) stressed that the partnership with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has contributed to enhancing basic health services and improving accessibility to these services across Yemen.

WHO; in a report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen; said that partnership with KSrelief contributed to providing the basic health services project in Yemen with a total value of $20.5 million.

WHO added that the project played a role in supporting Lawdar Hospital in Abyan Governorate; which serves hundreds cases daily in a way that exceeds its operational capacity; especially that the hospital receives cases from adjacent areas as well for its being the only hospital that offers surgical healthcare in the area.

The report included a statement for Lawdar Hospital Director Dr. Nabil Hussein; praising the support of KSrelief and WHO for the hospital.

"We have received a big support that played a role in providing the hospital with medical and non-medical equipment and supplies; including the support provided for the therapeutic feeding centers and quarantine units for people infected with COVID-19; in addition to providing medical supplies; medicines; lab equipment; oxygen supplies and medical equipment for the targeted health facilities."

The UN report also pointed out that the KSrelief-funded project included improving the accessibility to good health services and available technologies for more than six million people of the most underprivileged categories; in addition to the project's endeavors to provide fuel and drinking water to maintain the functions of health facilities and offer important healthcare services.

According to the report; the project contributes to increasing accessibility to medical care and basic healthcare and improving the quality of services in 19 health facilities to benefit 2.3 million people; in addition to providing 206 health facilities with fuel; which; in turn; contributed to delivering healthcare to hundreds of thousands of Yemenis; as well as providing more than 1.2 consultations; including 74;000 consultations for internally displaced people.

Supported by KSrelief; the project also provided computerized tomography scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for targeted health facilities to help around 73;000 patients seeking healthcare every month.

The project also provided operational needs for 26 emergency centers across Yemen; which play a pivotal role in providing information instantly; assessing needs; receiving notifications and responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; not to mention its role in coordinating and administrating rapid interventions in a way that helps comprehensive readiness and response operations with relevant organizations.

KSrelief cooperates with 144 partners of UN and international organizations to serve the humanitarian work and help needy and affected countries and peoples.

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