Dubai: United Nation’s specialized agency responsible for international public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised the significant support provided by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for the country’s operations based out of International Humanitarian City in Dubai of basic health supplies and medicines for 1.5 million Sudanese people, including more than 300,000 health workers.
In a recently published report, the WHO extended its gratitude to the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, who ordered medical supplies for Sudan. The global organization also commended the West Asian country’s continuous support to ensure providing aid to countries in need.
Commenting on the impact made by the UAE, Dr. Niema Abid, the WHO representative to the country of Sudan remarked that medical supplies and medicines sent from the country had helped save lives and alleviate people’s suffering.
The health supplies provided by the UAE include over 283 metric tonnes of basic medicines worth over $2 million aimed at supporting children suffering from malnutrition.
The WHO further added that the aid will be immediately distributed to health facilities in 18 Sudanese provinces, and technical employees from the International Humanitarian City will facilitate the distribution process.