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WEBCAST - The Human Costs of Yemen's War
WEBCAST - The Human Costs of Yemen's WarFebruary 21, 2018Join Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a rare glimpse behind the front lines of the conflict in Yemen with two aid workers just back from assignment. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nick Bayer Source Type: news

Yemen: Conflict Puts Renal Failure Patients ’ Lives at Risk
Press releaseYemen: Conflict Puts Renal Failure Patients ’ Lives at RiskFebruary 08, 2018The lives of thousands of renal failure patients are in danger as kidney treatment centers in war-ravaged Yemen close or struggle to function, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

UN releases $9.1 million to fill ‘critical healthcare gaps’ in Yemen
With only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional in Yemen, the United Nations health agency is striving to fill a “critical” healthcare shortage and will use a $9.1 million emergency response grant to assist 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana’a and al-Hudayda. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN releases $9.1 million to fill & #39critical healthcare gaps & #39 in Yemen
With only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional in Yemen, the United Nations health agency is striving to fill a“critical” healthcare shortage and will use a $9.1 million emergency response grant to assist 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana'a and al-Hudayda. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen: “Scenes of Despair” in Taiz
Voice from the FieldYemen: “Scenes of Despair” in TaizFebruary 01, 2018Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Arunn Jegan is currently working inYemen, where years of grinding conflict have had a devastating effect on the nation ’s health system. Here, he describes the situation in Taiz, a city in southwestern Yemen that has been convulsed by fighting between various armed groups since 2015. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nearly every child in war-torn Yemen now needs humanitarian aid – UNICEF
As the brutal conflict in Yemen nears its grim third anniversary, malnutrition and disease are running rampant in the country and virtually every child there is dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen ’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another & nbsp;1,000
“We have passed the grim milestone of 1,000 days of war in Yemen. As violence has escalated in recent days, children and families are yet again being killed in attacks and bombardments. “More than 1,000 days of families driven from their homes by brutal violence. 1,000 days without enough food to eat and safe water to drink. 1,000 days of bombed hospitals and damaged schools. 1,000 days of children recruited to fight. 1,000 days of disease and death … of unimaginable human suff ering. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation
ADEN (Reuters) - Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency
The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arab alliance: Yemen one million cholera cases report exaggerated
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Friday an announcement by the International Committee of the Red Cross that cholera cases in the country had reached one million suspected cases was exaggerated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After 1000 Days of War, Yemen Can ’t Wait
PHR signs joint letter urging President Trump, Prime Minister May, and President Macron to prevent further catastrophe and famine in Yemen by implement an immediate ceasefire. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diphtheria – Yemen
Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen
A plane charted by the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana ’ a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million: ICRC
DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera epidemic has reached one million suspected cases, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, with war leaving more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak hits record 1 million
It had already become the world's biggest cholera outbreak in recent history, but now the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen since April has hit 1 million, and at an incredibly fast speed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million: ICRC
DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as war has left more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million - ICRC
DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million with more than 80 percent of the population lacking food, fuel, clean water and access to healthcare in the country's civil war, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

War-torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say War-torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Over 300 suspected cases  of diphtheria and 28 deaths have been reported since mid-August; the last reported case was in 1992.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

More Than 8 Million Yemenis'A Step Away From Famine'  - U.N. More Than 8 Million Yemenis'A Step Away From Famine'  - U.N.
Warring sides must let more aid get through to 8.4 million people who are"a step away from famine" in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Press releaseYemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in TattersDecember 12, 2017Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease not seen in Yemen in decades  SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12, 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria inYemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: “Just Living Has Become More Difficult”
Voice from the FieldYemen: “Just Living Has Become More Difficult”December 11, 2017Monia Khaled is the water and sanitation supervisor for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Yemen, where a recent escalation in fighting coupled with an ongoing blockade restricting vital supplies are taking a heavy toll on civilians. Here, she describes her experience. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Warring Parties Show New Level of Disregard for Suffering Civilians
Heavy street fighting and airstrikes have paralyzed Sana'a, leaving the wounded without safe access to medical care.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Warring Parties Show New Level of Disregard for Suffering Civilians
Press releaseYemen: Warring Parties Show New Level of Disregard for Suffering CiviliansDecember 06, 2017SANA'A/HAJJAH, YEMEN —The warring parties in Yemen are showing a whole new level of disregard for civilians, as heavy street fighting and airstrikes have paralyzed Sana'a, leaving the wounded without safe access to medical care. Meanwhile,a crippling blockade prevents vital supplies from entering the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Serious risk of mental health crisis in Yemen, say experts
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Yemenis face serious mental health risks, but the issue is being neglected. In a new study released today, the researchers reveal how serious the risk to mental health is in Yemen. Yet, mental health services in Yemen are few, and there is little research on the effects of the war on the mental health of the population. The paper also analyzes the long-term costs of failing to respond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports
The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen ’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive h umanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives. It does not prevent it. Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death. Ongoing commercial import restrictions hav...
Source: WHO news - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Yemen ’ s Sana ’ a airport opens after blockade; UNICEF says vaccine delivery ‘ cannot be a one-off ’
The United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday warned that more than 11 million Yemeni children – almost every single Yemeni boy and girl – are in acute need of humanitarian assistance, despite the successful delivery of 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Sana ’ a airport on Sunday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Vaccines and aid workers arrive by plane in Yemen after blockade
Two planes carrying critically needed aid arrived Saturday in war-torn Yemen, among the first such aid to arrive since Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade of the country in early November. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can I Give Cholera Vaccine?
Discussion Cholera is caused by more than 200 serogroups of Vibrio cholerae, a Gram-negative rod that is waterborne. Only two (serogroup O1 which causes about 99% of the cases, and O139) cause disease. There are biotypes of each of these serotypes. The only known hosts are humans. The organism colonizes the epithelial lining of the gut. Cholera toxin is produced by some species and if produced binds to specific receptors on host cells, activating a series of steps which cases massive loss of sodium, potassium, chloride, hydrogen carbonate, and fluids in vomitus and feces. A review of causes of diarrhea can be found here. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Op-Ed: The Yemeni Spiral
As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation worse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The Spiraling Crisis in Yemen
As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation worse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The Yemeni Spiral
This article originally appeared in  El Mundo.As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s recent decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation immeasurably worse. This drastic act has placed a stranglehold on the few organizations still providing assistance in the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

A story of violence: 16 objects show the reality of gender-based violence around the world
UNITED NATIONS, New York –“That’s what’s left of my teeth after my husband beat me,” Ameera* said at a women’s shelter in south-western Yemen.She held out three white shards, which she keeps as evidence for her divorce proceedings. “He hit me so hard he broke my teeth and nose,” she told UNFPA.Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights abuse in the world, affecting every country and community.One in three women will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news