Aircraft about 7 tons of life-saving equipment arrived in Kabul from the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Qatar Airways and Qatar government operations and logistics teams.
According to an official WHO statement, the drugs and supplies landed in Kabul on 4 November.
This is the fourth flight carrying WHO supplies to arrive in Afghanistan from Doha on 30 August 2021.
According to the statement, the supplies include medicines to treat 5,000 children with severe acute malnutrition, diarrhea, pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infections and other illnesses.
“Afghanistan ‘s health needs are greater than ever before, and we are rapidly addressing the shortage of medicines to make life – saving health services work. Children are the tragic victims of the country’ s failed health care system.
The WHO is grateful for the support of the Qatari government in ensuring that they have access to the life-saving medicines they need to survive and thrive. This demonstration of continued solidarity is a concrete demonstration of our regional vision for action: health for all, with the support of all people, “said Dr. Ahmed al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean.
Since August 30, four flights from Qatar to Afghanistan have delivered a total of 60 tonnes of WHO supplies, enough to cover the urgent health needs of nearly 1.5 million people, the statement said.
“The state of Qatar thanks the WHO for sending emergency life-saving assistance to Afghanistan during these difficult times. As Qatar continues to support Afghanistan through air travel assistance, it urges the international community to continue to provide emergency assistance to Afghanistan, especially for proliferation. said Dr Mutlaq AlQahtani, Special Envoy of the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Counter – Terrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution.