QRCS Sends Medical Aid Shipment to Hamad Bin Khalifa Hospital in Mauritania

  • 5 months   ago
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) sent a shipment of medical aid to Hamad bin Khalifa Hospital in Mauritania, in cooperation with the Education Above All (EAA), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Sidra Medicine, in support of the Hamad bin Khalifa Hospital in the Boutilimit district of Mauritania. The hospital is operated by QRCS under the supervision of EAA.
The humanitarian shipment comes within the framework of the QRCS efforts to support the medical sector and enhance humanitarian efforts. The shipment weighs 37 tons and includes a set of medical equipment and supplies provided by HMC and Sidra Medicine.
HE QRCS Secretary-General Ambassador Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi said that this humanitarian initiative aims to support Hamad Bin Khalifa Hospital, enhance the ability of its staff to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, support comprehensive health coverage by reaching more people, enable them to obtain primary and secondary health care, and improve the quality of health services provided, especially since the hospital is located in an area where there are no other health facilities, which makes it the main provider of health care.
Al Hammadi explained that during the past month, QRCS distributed 800 baskets of food, hygiene, and sterilization tools to 800 families, comprising about 4,800 people from vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the cities of Rosso, Akjoujt, and Nouakchott in Mauritania, as part of the QRCS initiative for an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 22 countries across six continents around the world.
The Hamad bin Khalifa Hospital was established in 2007 under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, through the Qatari-Mauritanian Social Development Foundation, which is supervised by EAA, a global institution aimed at creating new opportunities and hopes for the needy and underserved children, youths, and women, particularly in the areas affected by war, armed conflict, or natural disasters.
It has a strategic goal of providing high-quality health care at affordable prices for the poor, to avoid the need to travel for treatment in Nouakchott or abroad. (QNA)

Source: QNA