Humanitarian Health Action

Yemen: Emergency medicines and medical supplies arrive in Taiz City

28 August 2016 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), with support of the King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, has delivered 2 trucks carrying more than 12 tonnes of emergency medicines and medical supplies to Taiz City.

Yemen: Snaphot of WHO response 2015-2016

Since March 2015, an estimated 21.1 million people have been affected in the ongoing conflict and are in need of humanitarian assistance. 14.1 million people were expected to seek health services, with the Health Cluster targeting to reach 10.5 million under the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. WHO provides a snapshot of the health response in the Yemen crisis 2015-2016.

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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.

Yemen: New shipment of health supplies arrives in Taiz City

A boat carrying 103 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies arrives in the Port of Aden. The supplies will be distributed to health facilities in nine governorates.
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A boat carrying 103 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies arrives in the Port of Aden. The supplies will be distributed to health facilities in nine governorates.

18 March 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered an additional 11 tonnes of life-saving medicines and medical supplies to Taiz City, where people remain in serious need of humanitarian aid. This latest shipment includes trauma kits, interagency emergency health kits, diarrhoeal disease kits, and IV fluids. The supplies were received by Al-Thawra, Al-Jumhoori, Al-Rawdha, Al-Mudhaffar and Al-Ta'aon hospitals.

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