THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Kuwait sends 100,000 TB vaccines to Sudan

Kuwait sends 100,000 TB vaccines to Sudan. | Courtesy of cdc.gov
Kuwait recently donated approximately 100,000 tuberculosis (TB) vaccines to Sudan as an initial humanitarian aid package.

This delivery, which was completed on Monday, is just one part of one million vaccines that are scheduled to be sent during the upcoming period.

This initiative is the result of a collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Patients’ Helping Fund Society (PHFS) under Kuwait’s state.

There was a ceremony to celebrate the occasion. Attendees included Talal Al-Hajeri, the Kuwaiti ambassador to Sudan; Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, Sudan’s health minister; Dr. Naeema Al-Gasseer, the WHO representative; and members of the PHFS staff.

Minister Abu Garda gave a speech at the ceremony, expressing his gratitude as well as his country’s. He said that it was generous of Kuwait as it showed the nation’s humanitarianism. This is not the first time that Kuwait has taken a helpful stance toward Sudan and its people.

The Kuwaiti ambassador reported that this is just the first delivery. There will be an additional 900,000 vaccines sent to Sudan to maintain control over the dangerous TB outbreak. The vaccines will benefit Sudan as well as its neighboring countries. The high-quality vaccines will be used only for the current outbreak taking place in Sudan.

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