RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) inaugurated two volunteer medical programs in Kenya and Cameroon.
In Kenya, 13 volunteer doctors from the aid agency’s medical team performed cardiac catheterization surgeries for patients in Nairobi.
The program, operational from May 22 to May 26, was rolled out in cooperation with the Al-Balsam International Organization, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
“The project comes as an extension of the voluntary medical programs implemented by KSrelief in various specialties to help individuals and families with limited income in countries in need,” read the SPA statement.
In Cameroon, 22 volunteer surgeons from different specialities, including orthopedics, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, performed medical operations in Maroua city.
KSrelief also continued carrying out its medical programs elsewhere across the world.
In Yemen’s Hajjah governorate, Al-Jadah Health Center clinics provided treatment to 7,618 beneficiaries in April with KSrelief’s support. The center delivered healthcare through its diverse clinics of emergency, internal medicine and reproductive health, surgery, pediatrics, radiology and maternity.
Financed by KSrelief, the ambulance service of Subul Al-Salam Social Association in Lebanon’s Al-Minya carried out 90 missions in a week. The missions varied between transporting patients to and from hospitals and providing first aid services.
The Saudi aid agency also continued carrying out its food aid projects worldwide. In Syria, 750 earthquake-stricken families in Idlib received food parcels and hygiene bags.
The team also delivered 25 tons of dates as a gift from the Kingdom to Burundi.