KSrelief Inks Agreement to Provide Measles Vaccination in Yemen

Wed Apr 24 2024
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RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has signed an agreement with a civil-society organization to provide measles vaccination to children in Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

The health campaign is expected to benefit 15,384 individuals. The KSrelief Assistant General Supervisor for Operations and Programs, Eng. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, signed the vaccination agreement at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Under the agreement campaign would be started to vaccinate children under 18, raise awareness about measles, and provide education campaigns about the disease.

Additionally, the initiative seeks to count the number of pregnant women and follow up to compile data that enables good health service planning.

The program will be implemented through eight centers and seven mobile teams in the Medi, Hayran, Abs, and Haradh districts in the Hajjah Governorate and the Razih District in the Saada Governorate.

The campaign is part of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts through KSrelief to support the health sector in Yemen and boost its capabilities to serve the sick and injured.

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