ERC Opens Health Campaign for School Students on Yemens Red Sea Coast

December 12, 2018

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), which is the humanitarian arm of the UAE recently, started a health campaign for the school students who live in the remote areas of Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, through its mobile medical clinic.

The campaign is part of the ERC’s attempt to retain the health of students and provide curative services, which will assist in improving the general health of the students and eliminate infectious diseases, especially cholera.

The campaign commenced at the “Martyr Qamhad School” in Al Khawkhah District, in the presence of Dr. Al Hassan Ali Taher, Hodeidah’s Governor, and also in the presence of many Yemeni officials, who lauded the ERC’s humanitarian approach.

Ali Taher stated that starting the campaign in remote areas of the Red Sea Coast which lack health centers will boost the health conditions of the people while underscoring the ERC’s attempts to back the campaign through its mobile medical clinic that will offer medical supplies and medicines and it will ensure the success of the campaign and get rid of contagious diseases.

He stated that the services granted by the clinic to school students is a part of the free medical services extended by the UAE in the freed cities and districts of the Red Sea Coast, It also endeavors to reinstate the normal living conditions within the area which have been freed by the Houthis.

The clinic will help those facing chronic diseases, especially children, the elderly, and women and try to alleviate their suffering which has been created by the present humanitarian situation. The number of recipients from the clinic’s curative services has reached over 5,400 since its opening in September.

The students’ parents who were present at the opening of the campaign emphasized that the ERC’s projects and initiatives will assist in saving the lives of the residents of the freed areas of the Red Sea Coast and restrict the spreading of contagious diseases inside the classes.

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