UAE sends 100,000 vaccine doses to Mauritania


The shipment also included 15 metric tonnes of medical supplies

By Wam

Published: Wed 8 Sep 2021, 4:31 PM

The UAE has dispatched an aircraft carrying 100,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Mauritania to help curb the spread of the virus and support Mauritania's efforts to accelerate its recovery.

Additionally, the shipment also included 15 metric tonnes of medical supplies. The aircraft is the fifth of its kind to be sent to Mauritania.

Hamad Ghanem Al Mehairi, the UAE Ambassador to Mauritania, said that both countries share fraternal ties and strong cooperation across several fields.

The shipment is part of the UAE leadership's efforts to provide support to the Mauritanian people and help them contain the Covid-19 pandemic, Al Mehairi explained.

He added that, since April 2020, the UAE has sent around 35 metric tonnes of medical supplies and vaccines to Mauritania.

In July, the UAE established the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed field hospital in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. The hospital is equipped 200 beds to treat Covid-19 patients.

To date, the UAE has sent more than 2,250 tonnes of medical supplies to more than 136 countries as part of its efforts to contain the pandemic.

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