RIYADH, Kuwait has rushed and sent several medical supplies to Yemen to help counter the recent cholera outbreak in the civil conflict-ravaged Arab country.
"Kuwait Besides You" humanitarian campaign distributed medical aid Sunday to the hospitals in the Abyan Governorate.
In a press statement, Dr. Emad Abdulrahim, a campaign official, said that the campaign was keen on helping Yemeni people stop the spread of the deadly disease.
The medical supplies comprise necessary medications and equipment to deal with the cholera spread, he said.
For his part, Director of the Public Health and Population at Lawdar Health Directorate in Abyan Abdullah Mezahem expressed gratitude to Kuwait for rushing to send live-saving medical aid to Yemen.
He noted that 406 infection cases and two deaths were registered in his area.
Cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through contaminated food or water.
On Sunday, the World Health organization said that the waterborne disease has killed 315 people since April 27.
The cholera infection is continuing to spread across Yemen with more than 29,300 suspected cases reported in 19 of the country's 22 provinces the agency added in a tweet.
The WHO projected that the outbreak could affect as many as 300,000 people within six months.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK