A new WHO lifesaving shipment arrives in Kabul

According to an official WHO statement, the drugs and supplies landed in Kabul on 4 November.

This is the fourth flight carrying WHO supplies to arrive in Afghanistan from Doha on 30 August 2021.

According to the statement, the deliveries include drugs to treat 5,000 children with severe acute malnutrition, diarrhea, pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infections and other diseases.

“Afghanistan’s health needs are greater than ever before, and we are rapidly addressing the shortage of medicines to make life-saving health services work. Children are the tragic victims of the country’s failed health care system.

The WHO is grateful for the support of the Qatari government to ensure that they have access to the life-saving medicines they need to survive and thrive. This demonstration of continued solidarity is a concrete demonstration of our regional vision in action: health for all, with the support of all, “said Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean.

Since 30 August, four flights from Qatar to Afghanistan have delivered a total of 60 tonnes of WHO supplies, enough to cover the urgent health needs of nearly 1.5 million people.

“The State of Qatar commends the WHO for sending emergency life-saving assistance to Afghanistan in these difficult times. As Qatar continues to support Afghanistan through air travel assistance, it urges the international community to continue to provide emergency assistance to Afghanistan, especially due to proliferation. said Dr Mutlaq AlQahtani, Foreign Minister ‘s Special Envoy for Counter – Terrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution.

Source: ANI

Source: The Nordic Page


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