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UAE aid ship containing cholera medicine arrives in Yemen




(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

ADEN, 11th September, 2017 (WAM) -- An Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, aid ship carrying ten containers stocked with cholera medication has arrived in the Port of Aden.

The shipment, a contribution to the World Health Organisation, WHO, was received by Yemen's Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Nasir Baoum, Mohammed Saeed Al Ketbi, Director of the ERC office in Aden, and Emmanuel Tacconi, the WHO's Representative in Yemen.

Al Ketbi said the shipment is part of continuous deliveries of cholera medication to Yemen which will be distributed to all Yemeni governorates as needed, especially in provinces where the cholera epidemic is prevalent. He added that this latest shipment comes in response to a recent appeal by the Yemeni Ministry of Health and the WHO to fight the epidemic, and is part of the UAE's keen interest to continue providing assistance to the brotherly people of Yemen.

WAM/Rasha Abubaker/Chris Moran

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UAE aid ship containing cholera medicine arrives in Yemen

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