KSrelief General Supervisor Reviews Center’s Efforts in Supporting Reproductive Health

New York, September 21, 2023, SPA — Advisor at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah on Wednesday participated in a high-level session titled “Saving Souls, Responding to Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Situations,” held at the headquarters of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Other participants in the session, held on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York, included Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem.
During the session, Al Rabeeah said that KSrelief paid special attention to reproductive health programs as the third goal of the Sustainable Development Goals initiative, noting that the centre had implemented many humanitarian projects in cooperation with United Nations agencies and international and local community organizations with a cost exceeding $100 million, to provide reproductive health services to pregnant women, girls and children in many countries through supporting reproductive health centres and primary health units by providing medical personnel and incurring operational costs, medicines and medical supplies, as well as providing the centres with the necessary medical equipment to provide an integrated service to beneficiaries.
The supervisor general added that the centre supported the infrastructure of health facilities to enable them to provide reproductive health services safely through the construction and equipping of operation rooms, neonatal intensive care units, emergency departments, expanding the delivery of reproductive health services in remote areas through the deployment of mobile teams roaming these areas in countries experiencing humanitarian crises, natural disasters, epidemics and other difficult conditions, in addition to enhancing the capacity of health workers and institutions through holding training sessions, quality control frameworks and information systems.
He also said that the centre, in cooperation with UN agencies, will continue to support reproductive health as an integral part of its efforts in the health sector, especially in vulnerable countries and communities.
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