KSrelief Signs Joint Agreement to Combat Dengue Fever in Aden
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed a joint cooperation agreement today with a civil society institution in Yemen to implement an “Emergency Response Project to Combat Dengue Fever”; the scope of the project includes the districts of Craiter, Khormaksar, Mualla, Tawahi, Al Mansura, Shaikh Outhman, Dar Sad, and Buraiqeh, all of which are located in the Aden governorate. The project duration is five months, and is expected to benefit 861,719 residents. KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Operations and Programs, Eng. Ahmed Al Baiz, signed the agreement on behalf of the center. The main goal of the project is to reduce the occurrence and reproduction of mosquitoes, which are the source of dengue fever.
In a press statement, the Head of KSrelief’s Health and Environmental Aid Department, Dr. Abdullah Al Moallem, stated that the agreement signed today would help to combat the dengue fever epidemic throughout the Aden governorate. Recent torrential rains and floods in the region have led to a spike in mosquito breeding, which in turn led to an increase in the number of dengue cases. Dr. Al Moallem added that the agreement was signed with a local Yemeni institution, and that they would work together to control the spread of the disease.
Under the agreement, fogger spraying campaigns will be carried out, and standing water which collected as a result of the heavy rains will be suctioned and removed. The project will create a safer environment for residents by reducing dengue outbreaks in all districts of Aden.