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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - RIYADH — The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Philanthropic Program (KAAP), overseen by the King Abdullah International Foundation for Humanitarian Activities and implemented by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), launched a large-scale emergency response project in the countries that the program currently operates in to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is geared to intervene in each country, based on its needs, targeting over 800,000 persons in the 16 countries. Some of the means of intervention include:
• Training healthcare workers in infectious disease control measures and protocols, procurement of medical protective equipment such as isolation gowns, gloves, in addition to sterilization and disinfection supplies.
• Procurement of medical thermometers and support of local Laboratories with the necessary equipment, hardware, and consumables.
• Broadcast key messages to bring awareness on the adverse risks of the pandemic and the ways to prevent its spread and mitigate its overall effects.
Notably, KAAP has implemented a successful project in 2015 to combat the Ebola epidemic in West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali). The project has made significant accomplishments and provided necessary support to over 426,000 persons thus far.
The King Abdullah International Foundation for Humanitarian Activities (KAHF) supervises a number of programs and projects around the world, including KAAP in more than 16 countries, including: Indonesia, Niger, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Somalia, West African countries, Sudan and others with a focus on education, socio-economic development and health care. — SG
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