Cancer Patients - the Other Victims of Yemen's War Cancer Patients - the Other Victims of Yemen's War
On Yemen's western coast, Mohammed al-Hosami receives support from the people of his village in al Mahwit to pay for his mother's cancer treatment in a clinic in nearby Hodeidah city.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UN warns of a possible new cholera epidemic in Yemen
The United Nations is warning of a possible "third wave" of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is already "the largest outbreak on record." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day 2018
Statement by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean 19 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt The Eastern Mediterranean Region is witnessing an unprecedented number, magnitude and severity of emergencies, culminating in a major humanitarian tragedy. More than 70 million people are in need of health aid, including 16 million people displaced within their countries, and 32 million people who are food insecure. Behind the numbers are real people, each one caught up in the absurdity of war and facing daily hardships and challenges: the mother wondering where the next meal for her hungry children will co...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

“I felt I was in hell” – Escalating hostilities threaten thousands of pregnant women in Yemen’s Hodeidah
HODEIDAH, Yemen – Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city ’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls, UNFPA hasannounced. Some 14,000 of these women and girls are likely to encounter pregnancy-related complications requiring emergency care, but access to health services has been severely limited by the ongoing crisis.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic
A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent a third cholera epidemic in the war-torn country, top UN officials warned on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate
Yemen may be on the brink of a new wave of cholera, with a heightened death rate because of widespread malnutrition, and the United Nations is hoping for a ceasefire in northern Yemen to allow for vaccination, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pattern of road traffic injuries in Yemen: a hospital-based study - Alfalahi E, Assabri A, Khader Y.
This study aimed to present time-limited trial surveillance in two referral hospitals to describe the pattern of RTIs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

WHO thanks Kuwait for generous support to the people of Yemen
Cairo, Egypt, 26 July 2018 — WHO welcomes the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 59 million contribution to help the people of Yemen obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable — women, children, the injured and people with special needs. “Kuwait funding will provide urgent health assistance to more than 16.4 million people, including chronically ill people, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, severely malnourished children, injured patients and internally displaced people,” said WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. Th...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Health conditions for citizens of Yemen ’s key port city ‘remain critical’ says UN agency
Even before the escalation of conflict in Hudaydah, conditions in Yemen ’s port city were some of “the most dire in the country,” according to the United Nations health agency on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Overly Bureaucratic Procedures and Long Waits Cuts off Support to 22 Million Yemenis
By Maged SrourROME, Jun 28 2018 (IPS)As Yemen’s people struggle to survive amid what has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the stranglehold by both government coalition forces and rebels over the country’s main ports of entry and distribution is cutting off a lifeline of support to 22 million people. Amnesty International, in a report published on Jun. 22 after seven months of extensive research, said that the Saudi-led government coalition are blocking the entrance of essential humanitarian aid, including food, fuel and medicines. And any distribution of this aid is slowed by Houth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Midwife escapes death after being denied maternal health care
SANA ’A, Yemen – Najat, a trained midwife, was well aware of the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. But when her own health needs and professional judgment clashed with her husband ’s traditional ideas, she suffered in ways she could not have imagined. Najat was a midwife in the Wesab area of Dhamar Governorate. When she got married, she moved to her husband ’s village, and continuedpracticing midwifery– even riding a donkey to reach faraway patients. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Civilians Must Be Protected as Hudeidah Comes Under Assault
Physicians for Human Rights is horrified by an attack launched today by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni city of Hudeidah, despite repeated calls for all parties to exercise military restraint on this vital port which serves as a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of civilians. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs
This attack by the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Health centers are #NotATarget.   Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Cholera Treatment Center in Abs
Press releaseYemen: Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Cholera Treatment Center in AbsJune 11, 2018A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs,Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs
Press releaseYemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in AbsJune 11, 2018A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs,Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Yemeni Port of Hudeidah, a Civilian Lifeline, Must Remain Operational
PHR condemns any military assault on Hudeidah and calls on the United States, France, and the UK – as well as regional players – to take swift action and leadership to give the international community a strong voice against this planned military assault, and to push for an immediate and lasting ceasefire. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safeguarding health during storm season: preparedness and emergency response in the Gulf of Aden
5 June 2018 – Within a week, 2 record-setting tropical cyclones that formed in the Gulf of Aden made landfall, wreaking widespread havoc in Somalia, Oman and Yemen. The World Health Organization is supporting direct response efforts in Somalia and Yemen, while Oman relies on its preparedness developed in partnership with WHO. On 19 May, cyclone Sagar made landfall in north-western Somaliland with heavy rainfall, strong winds and flash floods. Subsequent flooding displaced nearly 230 000 people, killed at least 34 people, damaged cropland and infrastructure, and killed livestock. In total, over 750 000 people we...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

In war-torn Yemen, a devastating childbirth injury, then a glimpse of hope
SANA ’A, Yemen –Shaima, 20, has experienced more than her share of suffering. Displaced by conflict, she was married off at 14, then endured pregnancy after pregnancy before her body was ready. She developed devastating complications in childbirth, including anobstetric fistula  – a traumatic injury that can have lifelong consequences. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

North Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes in northwest  Yemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
The intensified air assault led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates leaves civilians in northwest Yemen more vulnerable than ever.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

North Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
May 14, 2018Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in northwestYemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever.Just a few kilometers from the frontline lies Haydan village in Saada governorate, a mountainous region with almost no medical facilities. The endless barrage of airstrikes has made transport here extremely challenging. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Review of attacks on health care facilities in six conflicts of the past three decades - Briody C, Rubenstein L, Roberts L, Penney E, Keenan W, Horbar J.
BACKGROUND: In the ongoing conflicts of Syria and Yemen, there have been widespread reports of attacks on health care facilities and personnel. Tabulated evidence does suggest hospital bombings in Syria and Yemen are far higher than reported in other confl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Cholera Vaccination Campaign Starts in Yemen - WHO Cholera Vaccination Campaign Starts in Yemen - WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana ’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Press releaseYemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city centerMay 08, 2018NEW YORK/SANA'A, MAY 8, 2018—A series of airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others on Monday morning, according to staff at two hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) who received the dead and wounded. The airstrikes took place in a bustling area near a hotel, bank, pharmacies, and shops. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen after year delay: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, 18 months after war and a sanitation crisis triggered an epidemic, but the World Health Organization said it did not yet have permission nationwide to do the vaccinations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Reuters: Yemen Risks New Cholera Outbreak as Rainy Season Begins
May 04, 2018According to astudy conducted by researchers at Epicentre, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) research arm, Yemen's rainy season could trigger another wave of cholera in the country, which is still reeling from a massive outbreak and experiencing the effects of ongoing conflict:View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

In South Sudan, Denial of Humanitarian Aid is a War Tactic
Credit: WatchlistBy Christine MonaghanMay 4 2018 (IPS)When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.“There are ‘sitting fees’ you need to pay to government and the opposition when negotiating access to deliver aid,” one aid worker told me....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christine Monaghan Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

In Yemen, a mother's quest to save her baby from starvation
Three years into a civil war, Yemen is starving and could soon start to see widespread death from famine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid grinding conflict, Yemen ’s midwives go to heroic lengths to save lives
Hajjah, Yemen –“When the war broke out, I left my job in the city and came to Aslam,” Rawthah Ahmed, a midwife with 25 years of experience, told UNFPA. Her services are desperately needed in Aslam, a remote village in Hajjah Governorate. “There are no health facilities or basic services. People are very poor ; they cannot afford to travel in search of medical care,” she explained. “I chose this profession to save pregnant women, so I had to come back to help them.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

One meal a day: Yemeni mothers try to feed their families
Mothers are often the only defense against the hunger that has killed thousands in Yemen's civil war (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For Yemeni mothers, skipped meals and gnawing stomachs
Mothers are often the only defense against the hunger that has killed thousands in Yemen's civil war (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mothers a last line against outright famine in Yemen's war
Mothers are often the only defense against the hunger that has killed thousands in Yemen's civil war (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For many in Yemen, bread and tea are the day's sole meal
Mothers are often the only defense against the hunger that has killed thousands in Yemen's civil war (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Starving Yemen mothers skip meals to save their children
Mothers are often the only defense against the hunger that has killed thousands in Yemen's civil war (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news