Germany fights the polio in Yemen
According to SABA, Germany has pledged to contribute to the World Health Organization's initiative to fight the spread of polio in Yemen and other countries with a donation mounted one million dollars.
A statement distributed by the German embassy in Sanaa said "Germany is committed to do its share in the fight against such disease all over the world. For 2005, the German government has pledged another US $ I million for the WHO initiative."
"Unlike other countries, Germany has decided to make its contributions towards the World Health Organization without earmarking amounts for certain countries. In this, the WHO gets the flexibility it need to react promptly to new outbreaks," said the statement.
A considerable part of the funding for immunization campaigns recently carried out in Yemen came from German sources, it said.
"It will remain the common of objective of the government of Yemen and Germany to eradicate polio in Yemen and worldwide."
Germany has contributed to the WHO Polio eradication initiative with more than 4.8 million dollars since 2003 and more than 25 million dollars through the European Union since 1984.