Providing Disaster Relief

Alwaleed Philanthropies "Global" works alongside with the WHO by providing medical supplies to confront the Corona virus

Duration

2020-2021

Beneficiaries

Millions of people

Targeting Range

Egypt, South Africa, Ukraine, WHOs Regional Office in Africa, WHO Preparedness Activities.

In light of responding to the challenges of COVID-19, Alwaleed Philanthropies contribution is planned to be used to support the updated WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) through the procurement of essential medical supplies for countries in need in the African, East Mediterranean regions, and the implementation of the updated COVID-19 SPRP.

  • Multi-partner coordination mechanisms activated in countries to support COVID-19 emergency preparedness and response at all levels.
  • Enhanced surveillance capacity for detection, active case finding and contact tracing, and surveillance at Points of Entry (PoE).
  • Strengthened testing capabilities and laboratory services Effective Infection Prevention and Control Measures in place in health facilities and communities.
  • Effective case management.
  • Operational support and logistics strengthened to ensure essential supplies.
  • Essential health services and systems are maintained.
  • Refugees, migrants, IDPs and other vulnerable groups are safeguarded and have access to health-care services.

2021 Accomplishments

  • Due to acute supply shortages, the COVID-19 supply chain system (CSCS) was established in 2020 to provide countries with essential supplies for their COVID-19 response.
  • WHO has provided over 58 000 oxygen concentrators to 127 countries and over 3400 ventilators to 84 countries
  • WHO and partners in the COVID‑19 Supply Chain System have procured more than US$ 1.3 billion of essential supplies to support the COVID‑19 response in 191 countries since the beginning of the pandemic.