More cholera cases registered in Yemen but disease not spreading: WHO
SANAA (Reuters) - More cases of cholera have been registered in the Yemeni capital Sanaa but a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday the epidemic was not yet spreading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Ministry of Public Health and Population announces cholera cases in Yemen
Sana'a, 7 October 2016— Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population has officially announced the occurrence of 8 cholera cases among population in one of the areas of Sana'a city. The stool samples of these cases were tested positive for Vibrio cholerae. The cases were admitted to Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a in the first week of October and are currently receiving treatment for acute dehydration in an isolated section of the hospital. A team from surveillance programme of the Ministry was dispatched with a WHO-supported rapid response team to Al-Nasr neighbourhood of the Sho'ob district, where the patien...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 7, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Address to the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Sixty-third Session
3 October 2016 - In her address, Dr Margaret Chan drew attention to the significant deterioration in the humanitarian situation, with level three emergencies in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. She drew attention to more than 100 attacks, often deliberate, on hospitals and health care facilities since the start of this year, and said this must stop. On the positive side, both Afghanistan and Pakistan are making headway in polio eradication, and Egypt has reduced the price of hepatitis C treatment from the launch price of $84,000 per treatment course to only $172. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Egypt [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

UNICEF completes mobile health campaign aimed at children and women in Yemen
The United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that, along with its partners, the agency has completed a drive reaching more than 600,000 children under five years old and some 180,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women in conflict-torn Yemen with critical health and nutrition services. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres) Internal Investigation of the 15 August Attack on Abs Hospital: Yemen; Summary of Findings
The objective of this investigation was to ascertain the facts surrounding the attack on the hospital and to establish whether the safety and security of staff and operations can be assured on the ground in Yemen. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Taiz Incident Report: Airstrike on Taiz Health Clinic, Houban District, Taiz City, Yemen; 2 December 2015
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. 09/27/2016 This 12-page report details the actions taken before, during, and immediately after the airstrike on a Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Taiz city, Yemen, on December 2, 2015. It includes the MSF security report as filed by the MSF team in Taiz, and a report on MSF operations in Taiz today. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UN Security Council Should Take Immediate Action to Protect Health Workers and Health Care in Conflict
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the secretariat, asks the United Nations Security Council to take three urgent steps to implement Resolution 2286 and protect health workers and services in conflict areas around the world.Today the United Nations Security Council held a briefing onResolution 2286, which it passed in May 2016 to condemn attacks on health care. Yet despite the resolution such attacks continue at an alarming rate, includingairstrikes earlier today in Aleppo, Syria, that destroyed the two largest remaining hospitals. IntraHealth serves as the secretariat for Safe...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: Detailed Documentation of Two Attacks on MSF Medical Facilities
After conducting internal investigations MSF releases two reports detailing separate attacks on medical facilities run by or supported by MSF in Yemen.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF release detailed documentation of attacks on two medical facilities
Member states must advance concrete measures to protect access to medical care in conflict zones. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Yemen: Detailed Documentation of Two Attacks on MSF Medical Facilities
Field newsYemen: Detailed Documentation of Two Attacks on MSF Medical FacilitiesSeptember 27, 2016MSF releases a detailed documentation of the two attacks on medical facilities in Yemen ahead of the UN Security Council closed session on the protection of medical mission. Member states must stress the urgent need for concrete measures to protect access to medical care in conflict zones. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Yemen: & quot;I didn & #039;t leave the hospital for three weeks & quot;
British anaesthetist Rachel Craven has recently returned from mission to MSF's surgical hospital in Aden, Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

The Risky Search For Medical Care in War-Torn Yemen
Field newsThe Risky Search For Medical Care in War-Torn YemenSeptember 15, 2016War has once again escalated inYemen. The Aprilceasefire agreement came to a violent end with suspension of peace talks on August 6. From northern Saada Governorate to Taiz Governorate in the south, intense airstrikes have resumed. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen's unprecedented humanitarian crisis: implications for international humanitarian law, the Geneva Convention, and the future of global health security - Ripoll Gallardo A, Burkle FM, Ragazzoni L, Della Corte F.
The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is unprecedented in many ways. The Yemeni War tragedy is symptomatic of gross failures to recognize, by combatants, existing humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention that have become the new norm in unconventional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Yemen: “Healthcare at breaking point”
Crystal van Leeuwen, a nurse from Canada, is just back from seven months coordinating MSF's medical activities in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Yemen: Health Care at a Breaking Point
Voice from the FieldYemen: Health Care at a Breaking PointSeptember 09, 2016Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse Crystal van Leeuwen recently returned from seven months coordinating MSF’s medical activities in Yemen. A member of MSF’s emergency team, van Leeuwen has worked with MSF in countries including Syria, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria, as well as on the Ebola response in West Africa. Here, she describes her experience in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains
THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 -- The 2010 Arab uprising and more recent Mideast wars have harmed health and shortened life expectancy in many countries across the eastern Mediterranean, a new study shows. Researchers warn that strife in Syria, Yemen,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Foreign Correspondent: Yemen: The War on Children
In the NewsForeign Correspondent: Yemen: The War on ChildrenAugust 23, 2016Foreign Correspondent's Middle East correspondent, Sophie McNeill, travels to Yemen to report on a war that has now claimed more than 6500 lives, many of them children, in just 17 months.  View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF withdraws its teams from six hospitals in north Yemen
Despite the evacuation of MSF teams, medical activities will continue at these hospitals, although in a reduced capacity. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

MSF Evacuates Staff from Six Hospitals in Northern Yemen
Following the  August 15 aerial bombing of Abs Hospital in northern Yemen, which killed 19 people and injured 24, MSF has decided to evacuate its staff from the hospitals it supports in Saada and Hajjah governorates. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

MSF Evacuates Staff from Six Hospitals in Northern Yemen
August 18, 2016INDISCRIMINATE BOMBINGS AND UNRELIABLE REASSURANCES FROM SAUDI-LED COALITION FORCE WITHDRAWAL OF STAFF (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

WHO condemns attack on Abs Hospital and calls for protection of health staff and facilities in Yemen
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. The hospital was partially destroyed and all remaining patients and staff have been evacuated, according to MSF. There were 23 patients in surgery, 25 in the maternity ward as well as 13 newborns and 12 patients in the pediatric ward at time of the attack. Responding to the dire ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 17, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Staff and patients killed after airstrike hits Abs Hospital
Abs hospital in northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike at 15.45 local time, 15 August 2016, killing at least 11 people and injuring at least 19. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Yemen: Death Toll Rises to 14 in Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital
August 16, 2016Three more patients wounded inyesterday ’s airstrike on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northwestern Yemen died last night, raising the death toll to 14 people, the organization said today.As reported yesterday, one MSF staff member died of injuries in the blast, Abdul Kareem al Hakeemi. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

As crisis escalates in Yemen, pregnant women need essential care
Language EnglishSA ’ADA, Yemen –Civilian fatalities aremounting in Yemen, with some of the deadliest episodes of violence taking place in the last two months. UNFPA estimates over400,000 pregnant women are caught in the conflict, requiring essential and sometimes urgent health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital in Yemen Kills At Least 11
Fourth MSF-supported medical facility attacked in Yemen in just the past 12 monthsLanguage English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Yemen: Death Toll Rises to 14 in Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital
Fourth MSF-supported medical facility attacked in Yemen in just the past 12 monthsLanguage English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital Kills at Least 11, Wounds At Least 19
Press releaseYemen: Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital Kills at Least 11, Wounds At Least 19August 15, 2016BARCELONA/NEW YORK, AUGUST 15, 2016 —A hospital supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northwestern Yemen was hit by an airstrike today, killing at least 11 people and injuring at least 19.The attack on Abs Hospital, in Yemen ’s Hajjah governorate, occurred at 3:45 pm local time and immediately killed nine people, including an MSF staff member. Two more patients died while being transferred to Al Jamhouri ho...
Source: MSF News - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Yemen: "I Just Wish That This War Would Stop"
Read about the many ways in which people are struggling to deal with the ongoing war in Yemen.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: "I Just Wish That This War Would Stop"
Voice from the FieldYemen:"I Just Wish That This War Would Stop"August 11, 2016Photos and Testimonies from Yemen's Hajjah GovernorateIn Yemen ’s Hajjah Governorate, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a network of mobile medical clinics to serve people driven from their homes by recurrent airstrikes and fighting who have taken sanctuary in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) or in residential areas of Hayran and Mustaba in Abs District. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Children paying ‘ heaviest price ’ of Yemen conflict, UNICEF warns amid reports of escalating violence
Four children were reportedly killed and three were injured on 7 August in the Nihm District, east of the Yemeni capital, Sana ’ a, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre supports WHO ’s health response in Yemen
9 August 2016 – With support from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre WHO continues to provide lifesaving health, nutrition and environmental services for millions of people in Yemen. To date, the Centre has donated more than US$ 22 million to support WHO’s response activities in Yemen. Funds received have allowed WHO to provide 120 metric tonnes of essential medicines and medical supplies to hospitals in Abyan, Aden, Al-Dhalea, Al-Mahra, Shabwah, Lahj, Hadramout, Taiz (enclave), Al-Jawf, Marib and Socotra governorates in 2016. These include emergency health supplies, trauma supplies, and m...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 9, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Cooperation Among the Arab Gulf States Is Key to U.S. Interests and Regional Stability, Despite Friction
The increased influence of Arab Gulf states in regional affairs such as the fighting in Syria and the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen has raised the stakes for relations between the six nations and poses significant consequences for stability. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - July 28, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Yemen: Dialysis treatment at breaking point
Dialysis treatment centres in Yemen are at a breaking point as they have been struggling since the beginning of the war to obtain materials needed for dialysis sessions, MSF announced today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Yemen: Dialysis Treatment at a Breaking Point
Press release Yemen: Dialysis Treatment at a Breaking Point July 26, 2016 SANA ’A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, JULY 26, 2016— The ongoing war and import restrictions in Yemen are taking a heavy toll on the country ’s medical system, forcing cutbacks in lifesaving treatment for thousands of patients with kidney failure, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for increased international support for Yemen’s dialysis cen ters. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: Dialysis Treatment at a Breaking Point
Press release Yemen: Dialysis Treatment at a Breaking Point July 26, 2016 SANA ’A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, JULY 26, 2016— The ongoing war and import restrictions in Yemen are taking a heavy toll on the country ’s medical system, forcing cutbacks in lifesaving treatment for thousands of patients with kidney failure, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for increased international support for Yemen’s dialysis cen ters. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news