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  • Ahmed Saleh

KSrelief concludes Noor Saudi Arabia Volunteer Program, combating blindness in Somalia

Mogadishu, December 30, 2023, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) successfully wrapped up the Noor Saudi Arabia Volunteer Program on Friday. This commendable initiative was specifically designed to combat blindness and address its root causes in Garoowe, Puntland State, within the Federal Republic of Somalia. The program was executed in collaboration with the World Sight Foundation.

Throughout the duration of this impactful campaign, the volunteer medical team deployed by the center conducted comprehensive eye examinations for a total of 3,645 individuals. In addition to these examinations, 965 eyeglasses were provided to those in need, and 397 specialized surgeries were successfully carried out.

The conclusion of the Noor Saudi Arabia Volunteer Program marks another milestone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's ongoing efforts to extend voluntary medical initiatives focused on combating blindness and related issues. Coordinated by KSrelief, these initiatives are an integral part of the Kingdom's commitment to supporting individuals afflicted with various eye diseases in countries facing significant healthcare challenges.

The program's multifaceted approach, encompassing medical examinations, provision of eyeglasses, and specialized surgeries, reflects a holistic strategy in addressing the diverse needs of individuals suffering from visual impairments. By collaborating with the World Sight Foundation, KSrelief has further amplified the impact of its humanitarian endeavors, bringing much-needed relief to vulnerable populations in Garoowe and beyond.

The successful implementation of the Noor Saudi Arabia Volunteer Program exemplifies the Kingdom's dedication to making a positive impact on global health outcomes and underscores its leadership in humanitarian efforts. Through initiatives like these, Saudi Arabia continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing crucial medical assistance and support to communities in need, fostering a brighter and healthier future for those facing the challenges of visual impairment.

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