HADRAMAUT, 31st January, 2017 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent has delivered insecticide-treated bed nets to the National Programme for Fighting Malaria in the Yemeni region of Hadramaut on Tuesday morning.

This is part of a continuing campaign by the organisation to provide support to national institutions and health facilities in a number of Yemeni regions, including Hadramaut.

Abdullah Al Musaferi, Head of the ERC team, confirmed his organisation’s strategy to fight malaria by delivering the insecticide-treated bed nets, as part of a wider campaign by the UAE to support the health-related projects and campaigns through strengthening the fight against the disease.

He highlighted the importance of using the insecticide-treated bed nets to help decrease the spread of the disease, and assured continuing support and implementation of health projects and campaigns by the Emirates Red Crescent.

He also highlighted the organisation’s efforts to ease the burden on citizens and help eliminate malaria through this shipment of bed nets.

The Director of the Programme for Fighting Malaria in Hadramaut, Dr. Yasser Abdullah Bahshim, praised the Emirates Red Crescent’s support for his region’s healthcare facilities and centres.

The campaign to protect residents from contracting Malaria using the insecticide-treated bed nets will focus on the Mukalla, where 50,000 bed nets have been distributed, an average of one for every two people, he said.

The deputy manager of the Health Office in Hadramaut, Awadh Bahnahan, added that the Emirates Red Crescent is working closely with his health office, as well as local residents, to offer medicine and medical supplies to health centres that faced severe shortages.

“Through the support of the Emirates Red Crescent and with the continuing assistance of our health services, we in Hadramaut have managed to reduce our people’s suffering,” he said.