The National Certification Committee of Yemen submitted its basic national documentation for certification in 2003 with data up to the end of 2002. It was accepted by the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Certification Commission, but due to the outbreak in Yemen the basic national documentation was resubmitted and accepted in 2008.
An annual update for 2003 was received and accepted, then updates were stopped due to the epidemic. The annual update for 2008 was received three years after the last case and was accepted in 2009. Annual updates were received for the year 2009–2010 and accepted.
Final national documentation for regional certification was submitted in 2012 and Yemen completed phase I of laboratory containment, but due to the significant value of the data that should appear in the final national document the Regional Certification Commission did not accept the report as it did not comprehensively and accurately cover all items expected to be included in the final national document. An updated report is expected in 2013.
National Certification Committee for Yemen
Year of establishment: 1996
Professor Ahmed Al-Haddad
Head of Community Medicine Department
Faculty of Medicine