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Emergency medicines and medical supplies arrive in Taiz City

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The supplies contain interagency emergency health kits, blood bags, diarrheal disease kits, neonatal resuscitation kits, burn dressing kits and various typesThe supplies contain interagency emergency health kits, blood bags, diarrhoeal disease kits, neonatal resuscitation kits, burn dressing kits and various types of IV fluids that will be distributed to all public hospitals 28 August 2016 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), with support of the King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, has delivered 2 trucks carrying more than 12 tonnes of emergency medicines and medical supplies to Taiz City.

The supplies contain interagency emergency health kits, blood bags, diarrhoeal disease kits, neonatal resuscitation kits, burn dressing kits and various types of IV fluids that will be distributed to all public hospitals in the city, including Al-Thawra, Al-Jumhoori, Al-Modhaffar and Al-Ta'aon hospitals.

The shipment will respond to the dire health needs of the city where armed conflict continues to hamper the delivery of health care services.

"The arrival of the medical supplies safely is a significant step as the health facilities in Taiz City has been suffering from serious shortage of medicines and medical supplies," said Dr Ahmed Shadoul, WHO Representative for Yemen.

"These supplies will be followed by additional medical shipments to relieve the burden on health facilities of the city," added Dr Shadoul.

WHO once again calls on all parties to the conflict to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of medical supplies and unconditional movement of health workers in the city.

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Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 3.9
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.5
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