Arab News, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | Shawwal 23, 1443
Saudi aid agency signs medical campaign agreement
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief
Center on Sunday signed a joint agreement with Al-Basar International Foundation
to carry out medical campaigns in eight countries to combat blindness and its
causes, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The agreement was signed by Aqeel Al-Ghamdi, the
center's assistant supervisor-general director for planning and development, and
Adel bin Abdulaziz Al-Rushood, the foundation’s secretary-general, in Riyadh.
Al-Ghamdi said the agreement stipulated the
implementation of 24 medical projects, with the participation of Saudi
volunteers and doctors in Cameroon, Niger, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Sudan, Sri
Lanka, Yemen, and Morocco.
Around 9,600 surgeries for phacoemulsification and
minor procedures will be carried out during the campaigns and 24,000 pairs of
glasses and medical drops will be distributed, helping 120,000 people.
The center has carried out 132 campaigns in 16
countries to combat blindness and the diseases that cause it, helping 421,806
people over the past three years.