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Highlights, August 2016

  • A WHO‐supported mobile medical team provides basic health services in Al‐Sarari village, Taiz governorateA WHO‐supported mobile medical team provides basic health services in Al‐Sarari village, Taiz governorateWHO participated in a two-day joint United Nations mission to Taiz in August 2016 to assess the humanitarian situation of Al-Sarari area following reports that the area has been blocked from receiving humanitarian aid. The mission aimed to resume negotiations on opening a humanitarian corridor.
  • A WHO-supported mobile medical team provided health care services for people in Al-Sarari village in Taiz governorate from 6 to 12 August. Heavy ground fighting has taken place in the area in recent months.
  • WHO inaugurated a medical oxygen gas plant in Al-Thawra Hospital, Al-Hudaydah Governorate on 1 August to relieve shortages of medical oxygen supplies in the area. The plant provides vital operating support to the hospital, which uses 40–50 oxygen cylinders per day.
  • WHO has established a sub-office in Al-Hudaydah Governorate, together with other UN agencies. The new office will allow WHO to better meet the health needs of people in Al-Hudaydah and neighbouring governorates, including Hajjah, Al-Mahweet and Raima.

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Yemen health cluster bulletins

  • UN convoy delivers supplies to Aden in YemenLife-saving health supplies, in six trucks as part of a United Nations convoy, contained medicines, medical supplies, and water and sanitation supplies for beneficiaries in Aden An upsurge in cases of measles and dengue has been reported in Al-Mukalla, Hadramout governorate, during the reporting period. 
  • Since March 2015, 5697 cases of suspected dengue fever and severe dengue fever cases have been reported. These include 3000 suspected cases reported from Aden from public and private functioning hospitals through eDEWS and the routine surveillance system. 
  • Due to the disrupted health system and collapsed water and sanitation facilities a consistent increase in diarrhoeal diseases has been recorded among the affected population. 
  • Estimates show that 2.6 million children under 15 years of age in Yemen are at risk of measles; 2.5 million under 5 are at risk of diarrhoeal disease and another 1.3 at risk of acute respiratory infections.
  • More than 500 000 litres of fuel have been distributed to hospitals to ensure continuity and functionality of main hospitals, vaccine stores, ambulances, national laboratories, kidney and oncology centres, and health centres in 13 governorates.

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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 64.0

Source: Country statistical profiles 2015

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