- The Yemeni National Program for fighting Malaria in Yemen received Monday a financial and in kind aid from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia amounting to 4 million Saudi riayal as part of cooperation between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in fighting malaria in the border areas between the two countries. The program was started since 2001.
During the delivery occasion Dr Abbas Mohammed al-Mutawakil, deputy health minister for therapeutic medicine affirmed the close Yemeni and Saudi cooperation in a number of fields especially in health, mainly in combating malaria for reducing the rate of fatalities. He pointed out that the support Yemen receives from Saudi Arabia is the product of efforts of the two countries' leaderships. He added the two countries work hard for fighting malaria mosquitoes and eliminating them from the peninsula region in genera land in the two countries in particular.
On his part the Saudi ambassador to Yemen Ali Bin Mohammed al-Hamdan told the Saudi news agency that the assistance is considered a god embodiment of cooperation with Yemen in this significant area of fighting malaria that affects a large segment of Yemeni citizens exposed to the disease. He pointed out that the kingdom has allocated 6 million Saudi riyals for helping the program of fighting malaria in Yemen.