DOHA, – Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and a delegation of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), explored opportunities of further cooperation and discussed issues of common concern.

During a meeting with the MSF delegation, headed by President Dr Meguerditch Terzian at QRCS’s headquarters, Executive Director, Fahad bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi gave an overview of QRCS’s relief and development interventions, done jointly with MSF in several countries, like Syria and Iraq.

The talks also covered potential ways to strengthen the partnership between the two organisations, worldwide.

QRCS has already worked with MSF – Holland, under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to open a paediatric department, at QRCS’s surgical hospital in Tell Abyad, Syria.

The facility provided secondary health care services, integrated EPI services, and medications for children aged 1-15 years.

The most recent bilateral MoU, signed in Apr, 2016, involved the referral of Syrian and Jordanian diabetic patients, with diabetic retinopathy and other ophthalmological complications for screening and treatment at the non-communicable disease project, run by MSF – Holland in Irbid, Jordan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Source: Nam News Network