Eight pallets of relief supplies to Aral Sea
Uzbekistan Airways and Boeing recently delivered eight pallets of humanitarian relief supplies donated by Project CURE to the Aral Sea region of the Central Asian country on board the airline’s newest B787-8 Dreamliner.
The third humanitarian delivery flight partnership between the aircraft manufacturer and Uzbekistan's flag carrier consisted of hospital beds, mattresses and wheelchairs which will help medical personnel and facilities treat the most vulnerable of the country’s population.
People living in the Aral Sea region experience high incidences of disease and some of the world’s highest rates of infant mortality.
Additionally, the new challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic are exacerbated by limited health care facilities, capacity, infrastructure and lack of timely access to medical care. (ah)