Yemeni Health Minister Launches Workshop to Support Malaria Program
SAT, 01/16/2021 - 09:33
Yemen’s Health and Population Minister Qasim Buhaibeh held a two-day workshop in Aden to support the country’s malaria program.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) supported the event which has been organized by the National Malaria Control Program, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The workshop reviewed the program’s progress in managing malaria cases, surveillance and monitoring, preparedness, epidemiological policy, vector control, education, and supply.
Up to 35 staff from across the country’s governorates attended the workshop.
Buhaibeh stressed the importance of training, highlighting the workshop’s role in assessing the epidemiological situation and developing precautionary measures to combat epidemics across the country.
He also hailed the positive role of KSrelief in supporting the health sector in Yemen, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
The director of the WHO’s office in Aden, Dr. Noha Mahmoud, urged the workshop’s participants to find solutions that are suitable to Yemen’s capabilities, adding that reviewing policies on vector control was critically important.
KSrelief, in partnership with the WHO, is implementing an executive program worth over $10 million to fight the malaria epidemic in Yemen. The program will run for 18 months, covering all governorates affected by the disease.
It will provide medicines to treat malaria and support the WHO and the government with a stock of emergency supplies in the case of a major outbreak.
KSrelief will also provide laboratory equipment for malaria diagnosis in hospitals and health centers throughout the country’s regions.