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Months of health preparations in place as hajj pilgrimage begins

As an estimated 2 million Muslims from 184 countries gather in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage, months of preparations to care for health issues of pilgrims are also coming together. Over the last 6 months, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Saudi Arabia have been working together to ensure the health issues that could arise with any mass gathering of people can be addressed. Continue reading

Saudi health authorities ready to assist Hajj pilgrims

WHO/T. JasarevicBetween two and three million pilgrims are expected to tour the holy places of Mecca and Medina during the next three days to perform the Hajj, a religious pilgrimage that every Muslim should undertake at least once in his/her lifetime. This represents an enormous organizational challenge including Continue reading