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World Bank finances Emergency Health and Nutrition Project in Yemen

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The development objective of the Emergency Health and Nutrition Project for Yemen is to contribute to the provision of basic health and essential nutrition services for the benefit of the population of Yemen. The proposed grant will help scale up delivery of essential health and nutrition services in response to the unprecedented malnutrition situation in Yemen caused by the ongoing conflict and food security crisis. The amount of US$ 83 million equivalent is raised through recommitment of cancelled IDA grants for Yemen resulting from portfolio restructuring.

The following changes are proposed:

  • scaling up support for prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in the Republic of Yemen given the deteriorating food insecurity; and
  • modification of the PDO-level and intermediate results indicators, to better capture the expected increase in project results. 

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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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