WHO responds to increasing health needs in Yemen as health facilities continue to shut down
Sana’a, 22 September 2015 — WHO is delivering extensive health support in response to the crisis in Yemen, providing almost 200 tonnes of critical medical supplies and more than 745 000 liters of fuel to keep health services operational amidst intensifying fighting. Yemen’s 6-month conflict has left thousands of people in need of treatment, caused extensive damage to health facilities, and fanned a dengue fever outbreak. WHO warns that the numbers of people needing health care are likely to increase. Numerous health facilities are on the verge of collapsing under the weight of the conflict.
Yemen conflict: Integrated outreach activities launched in Yemen
Sana’a, 13 September 2015 — A second round of integrated outreach activities in remote and rural areas of Yemen was launched on 12 September 2015. This round targeted around 358 681 children under the age of 1 with services for immunization, child health, reproductive health and nutrition, as well as treatment of common diseases, such as blood pressure and the common cold.