The Chinese Government and WHO Sign Agreement on Emergency Humanitarian Aid to Help Yemen Cope with Cholera

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from Government of the People's Republic of China
Published on 03 Jul 2017 View Original

Recently, cholera in Yemen has been spreading and the local health system is facing severe challenges. To help them cope with the present crisis, on behalf of the Chinese government, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Yu Jianhua signed an Agreement on Emergency Humanitarian Aid with the delegate of the WHO on June 30, 2017, aiming to provide the WHO with US$2 million for cholera check, medical supplies and local disease control system construction in Yemen and reduce the incidence and mortality rates caused by cholera. At present, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the WHO are speeding up the implementation of the specific assistance projects.