World Health Organization responds to growing health needs in Yemen, calls for increased access

17 February 2016 Despite facing significant challenges as a result of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, WHO continues to respond to the increasing health needs of millions of people across the country. Since the beginning of the crisis, WHO has reached more than seven million people in 23 governorates through the provision of medicines, medical supplies, mobile medical teams and mobile clinics. More than five million children below the age of five have been vaccinated against polio, measles and rubella by WHO and partners. WHO has also provided more than 19 million litres of safe water and one million litres of fuel to health facilities and camps hosting internally displaced persons. In Taiz governorate, where hundreds of thousands of people are virtually cut off from humanitarian aid, WHO has provided medicines and medical supplies for more than 250,000 beneficiaries, as well as safe water and fuel for health facilities. These supplies include 170 oxygen cylinders, dialysis solutions for 30,000 sessions, cancer treatment drugs, surgical items, intravenous fluids and anaesthetic supplies, as well as HIV antiretroviral treatments. Eleven months into the conflict in Yemen, a collapsing health system has left more than 14 million Yemenis in need of healthcare services. Almost 25% of all health facilities have shut down due to damages, and there are critical shortages of staff Read more...
Source: WHO EMRO News - Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

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Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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