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KSrelief Supervisor Calls for Developing Partnership with WHO

The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief),  Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, called for finding innovative ways to develop partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), reported Al Arabiya.

The partnership aims to enhance coordinated response efforts, develop the results of health interventions during crises, ensure that all resources are allocated efficiently, and focus on flexibility and sustainability to enable communities to become more resilient and independent.

Al-Rabeeah participated yesterday in a dialogue session entitled “From Crisis to Opportunity: Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region” as part of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly, held in Geneva, Switzerland.

He thanked WHO for holding this important event to effectively address the humanitarian crises in the region of the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

The KSrelief supervisor general noted that there are many major challenges in this region, including conflicts, migration, and economic instability.

He highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of millions of needy people around the world, especially children, women and others.

Combating polio

A month ago, the Saudi ministry of health and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner in eradicating polio globally, reported Akhbbaar 24.

The Minister of Health, Fahad Al-Jalajel, revealed the MoU inking on Sunday. He added, in his speech at the World Economic Forum in Riyadh, that the two parties will work to eradicate polio in the hope of a better and polio-free future, which would be a remarkable survival.

Al-Jalajel pointed out that investing in health is not just a dream, but rather a strategic matter to increase immunity to future challenges. The minister noted that the Kingdom has activated a platform for cooperation between sectors to improve health.

On the other hand, Al-Rabeeah revealed that the Kingdom provided billions of dollars to more than 64 countries, with a budget exceeding 1.4 billion US dollars to help them. This represents the value of international partnership and work to eradicate polio and enabling every child to access life-saving vaccines.

He added that the joint program with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help more than 370 million people, especially children and women.

Al-Rabeeah said that the Kingdom invested more than $100 million to support 26 countries and help them establish strong health care systems. He called on politicians and influential people to follow the Kingdom’s model in addressing problems and providing funding to save local communities.

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