Humanitarian Health Action

WHO condemns attack on Abs Hospital and calls for protection of health staff and facilities in Yemen

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17 August 2016 — WHO condemns the attack on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported Abs Hospital in Hajjah governorate, Yemen, which claimed the lives of 11 people including an MSF staff member and injured 19 others, according to MSF. The local health office confirmed 18 killed and 18 injured within of hours after the attack.

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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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