Emergency Health and Nutrition Project saves lives in Yemen


29 December 2019 – Based on data gathered by WHO from a number of countries, it can be estimated that each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by health care associated infections (HAI). The burden of HAI is several fold higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income ones. But thanks to the support of the World Bank and the International Development Association, through Emergency Health & Nutrition Project , Al-Thawra hospital now has the updated sterilization equipment it has desperately needed. This is crucial since the proper sterilization process is a necessary component in ensuring that infection prevential and control in hospitals remains a priority. Under the Emergency Health and Nutrition Project (EHNP), WHO and UNICEF with its technical partner the World Bank-IDA are continuing to meet the health needs of the people of Yemen.

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Yemen’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) uses routine and specialized vaccination campaigns to protect children under one year of age from life-threatening diseases, including diphtheria, cholera and polio. More than...

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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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