Humanitarian Health Action

Yemen WHO Grade 3 emergency

Health system in Yemen

11 November 2016 - Health services play crucial role in preventing avoidable morbidity and mortality in emergencies. However, emergencies affect health facilities and services too. With many been damaged, left without medicines, equipment, basic amenities or health workers, cannot serve the population which may even have heightened healthcare needs due to the emergency. Health Resources Availability Monitoring System HeRAMS is developed to face these challenges. HeRAMS is a rapid online system for monitoring health facilities, services and resources availability in emergencies.

Yemen - WHO Grade 3 emergency

Cholera in Yemen: WHO releases emergency funds to support cholera response


27 October 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has released approximately US$ 1 million from its internal emergency funds to support the ongoing response to the cholera outbreak in Yemen. Since the outbreak was announced by the Ministry of Public Health and Population on 6 October, a total of 1184 suspected cases of cholera, including 6 deaths, have been reported. 47 cases have tested positive for Vibrio cholerae. However, a chronic lack of funding for Yemen is impeding action by WHO and health partners to effectively control and respond to the current outbreak.

Yemen - WHO Grade 3 emergency

Yemen cholera outbreak: WHO and partners urgently require US$ 22.35 million to save lives and reduce suffering


18 October 2016 – The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35 million is required by the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene clusters, of which US$ 16.6 million is immediately required.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO develops national strategy for dengue prevention and control

The national strategy for dengue control includes implementing additional campaigns to control the vector by insecticide spraying

Sana'a, Yemen, 30 June 2016 — Amid a significant increase in the number of suspected cases of dengue fever in Yemen, WHO and national programmes of the Ministry of Public Health and Population have adopted a national 5-year strategic plan to scale up preparedness and response activities for dengue fever prevention and control.

Health situation

Yemen - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 182 300 000 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 120 000 000

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