Yemen


Life-saving oxygen stations arrive in Aden to support Yemen’s health facilities

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3 May 2018, Aden—With the support of King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Center, WHO continues to support Yemen’s health facilities by meeting the desperate need for stations. 

As the health system in Yemen faces near collapse, further compounded by the frequent shortage of medical supplies, almost 16.4 million people are still in need of basic health care. Needs across the country have grown more acute since June 2017, as only 50% of health facilities in-country are functioning. 

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Events

WHO supports Yemeni health authorities to fight malaria

26 April 2018 – With World Bank funding, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to support Yemen’s health authorities to fight malaria and avoid potential setbacks. More than 21 million Yemenis lives...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 25 235
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 3.9
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.5
Life expectancy 65.7

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

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