The UAE continues efforts to curb cholera outbreak in Yemen

August 19, 2019

The UAE continues its efforts to curb the spread of cholera in Yemen, through its support to the health sector by providing medicines and medical supplies to hospitals, health centers and units or through preventive and awareness campaigns, in addition to providing clean water to the population, especially the most vulnerable groups, womenand children.

UAE continue Alleviating the epidemic in the West Coast areas of Taiz and Hodeidah governorates and the rest of Yemen governorates, which resulted in reducing the incidence of infections. The UAE, through its humanitarian arm, the Red Crescent Authority, has launched treatment, preventive and awareness campaigns to combat cholera epidemic in a number of directorates of the west coast of Yemen. Dr. Rabash Ahmed Saleh, Director of the Office of Health and Population, in the Directorate of Al-Waziya, said that the UAE Red Crescent, provided the necessary medicines and medical supplies  for all health centers in the Directorate, which contributed to saving lives, from the risk of a deadly cholera epidemic.

He pointed out that the “Crescent” continues its efforts to eradicate cholera epidemic through the implementation of the three stages / treatment, awareness and preventive /, and that this great effort is appreciated by the local authority, and all the people of the Directorate of Waziya.

To the West, the 16-day campaign to combat cholera and treat cases in Al Waziya comes within the continued

support of the UAEto The health sector and various services, developmental and social sectors, in the Directorate and the rest of the directorates of Taiz and the west coast of Yemen.

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