Health situation in Yemen
WHO/Yemen 30 July 2015, Sana’a, Yemen -- Since March 2015 almost 1.2 million children have been vaccinated against measles and polio in Yemen. Insecurity, shortage of fuel and electricity has caused that only 183 health facilities are partially functional and 190 non-functional. To secure functionality of the health facilities and services WHO has provided 745 190 litres of fuel since March. Health services in 27 districts in Aden, Hudaidaeh, Amran, Sana’a, Dhamar, and Hajjah governorates has been supported by 48 mobile health teams. Cases of dengue fever has decreased from 5697 to 4918 cases.
Humanitarian pause in Yemen to allow scaled up health response by WHO and partners
11 July 2015, Sana’a, Yemen – A 7-day humanitarian pause began in Yemen on 11 July. This second humanitarian pause, if fully respected by all parties to the conflict, will provide desperately needed respite for millions of civilians, and enable WHO and health partners to respond to some of the most life-threatening needs. During the pause, WHO will focus its efforts on distributing life-saving health assistance to locations in most dire need in the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, Hajjah, Mukalla, Marib Sa’ada, Taizz.
Yemen conflict: WHO and partners striving to prevent collapse of Yemen’s health system
19 June, 2015 | Sana’a, Yemen: A major health crisis is unfolding in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where hospitals have been destroyed, health workers killed and critical shortages of food, medical supplies and fuel are causing large-scale suffering , according to the World Health Organization (WHO).