Saudi Arabia gives Yemen $1.2 million to fight malaria

July 1, 2009

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador in Sana’a, Ali Al-Hamdan, handed over SR 4.5 million [$1.2 million] in financial aid to Yemeni Undersecretary of Health Dr. Ghazi Ismail to support anti-malaria efforts in Yemen. The assistance includes a check for SR 2 million [$533,464] to support a malaria control program, a shipment of medical equipment and preventative supplies worth SR 2.5 million [$666,830], and 500 swine-flu detectors. After receiving the donation, Dr. Ismail thanked the Kingdom for its continued support of Yemen’s health sector.

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