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Global visibility for WHO publications at the 28th International Book Fair, 2 October 2012

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WHO's booth at the International Book Fair

2 October 2012 – This year, for the first time, the WHO country office in Yemen participated in the 28th International Book Fair, which was held from 25 September to 5 October 2012. WHO Yemen's participation was in coordination with the UN Information Centre and the UN Country Team in Yemen. WHO's publications included books, posters and pamphlets, and covered a wide spectrum of priority health issues. The event provided a good opportunity to raise the public's awareness and sensitize them to the role of WHO in Yemen and the United Nations in general.

It is estimated that about 5000 people visit the Book Fair each day and many visited the UN booth. These include international and local publishers, booksellers, writers, school  teachers, students, researchers, government officials and the general public.

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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