RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 13 (NNN-KUNA) - The "Kuwait is by your side" campaign, on Wednesday, handed out medical assistance, to residents of an area in Yemen's Al-Dalea governorate, to combat the cholera epidemic.

Al-Dalea's health office has exerted many efforts, in collaboration with partners, to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the campaign said in a statement, citing Dr. Mohammad Abdullah, head of the office.

More than 14 centres have been opened, to deal with cases diagnosed with cholera, across the governorate, he added.

He lauded generous efforts by the State of Kuwait, aiming to help Yemenis in all fields, mainly the health sector.

He referred that, many organisations, like the World Health Organisation (WHO), and Doctors without Borders, have responded to calls by the office.

Abdullah stated that, the number of cases diagnosed with cholera reached 17,500, including 7,000 deaths, due to the disease.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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