EAST JERUSALEM, 8th August, 2016 (WAM) — The Kuwait Patients Helping Fund Society, KPHFS, has contributed US$ 200,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, to help manage the conditions of Palestine refugees in Lebanon who are living with non-communicable diseases.

The agreement will enable UNRWA to provide anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive medicines to approximately 13,700 Palestinian refugee patients in Lebanon over the course of a year. The agreement was signed by Omar Rifai, representative of the UNRWA Commissioner-General and Chief of the agency’s Arab Partners Unit, and Dr. Mohammad al-Sharhan, Chairman of KPHFS.

“UNRWA cares for over 5 million registered Palestine refugees in its five fields of operations, and the treatment of non-communicable diseases, which require life-long care, remains one of our most critical health priorities,” said Mr. Rifai. “We therefore greatly welcome this generous contribution from KPHFS, which will help ensure the provision of the necessary medicines to Palestine refugee patients living with non-communicable diseases in Lebanon.”

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