Yemen

Cholera and malnutrition in Yemen threatens millions

Cholera and malnutrition in Yemen: a real threat to millions of people

27 December 2018 ─ Al Sabeen Hospital in Sana’a has admitted many cholera patients over the last 2 years, including infants as young as 2 months. Many of them also suffer from acute malnutrition. At the peak of the cholera outbreak more than 150 patients a day were being admitted to Al Sabeen hospital with severe watery diarrhoea. Some 20% of the total were diagnosed with cholera.

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Events

WHO and partners working with national health authorities to contain disease outbreaks

13 June 2018 – Infectious disease outbreaks are a serious public health concern, posing a direct threat to families, especially children, in every home in Yemen. Emergency preparedness and response structures...

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In focus

Situation reports on Yemen conflict

Updates, December 2018–January 2019 A total of 15.9 million people, i.e. 53% of the population analysed are severely food insecure, despite ongoing humanitarian food assistance, according to the latest IPC analysis. Conflict...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 27 426
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 3.9
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.6
Life expectancy 65.3

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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