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Two planes arrived on 29 and 30 March 2016 in Sanaa airport carrying 71 tonnes of life-saving medicines provided by WHOTwo planes arrived on 29 and 30 March 2016 in Sanaa airport carrying 71 tonnes of life-saving medicines provided by WHOHighlights, 16–31 March 2016

  • The number of suspected cases of malaria in 16 governorates is increasing, mostly in Al-Hudaydah governorate with 2526 cases and in Hajjah governorate with 962 cases.
  • The needs of growing numbers of people requiring psychological support are unmet due to serious shortage of psychiatrists in Yemen, where there are only 40 psychiatrists (nearly one psychiatrist per 650 000 people in the country).
  • On 31 March 2016, WHO and Ministry of Public Health and Population concluded a 5-day workshop in Sana'a to train 30 health workers and psychologists from Sana'a, Taiz, Dhamar and Amran governorates on providing psychosocial support in times of crisis.
  • WHO has established and trained an new emergency rapid response team for outbreak response. A 5-day training course was conducted in Al-Hudaydah governorate for 30 health workers, including epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, medical doctors and health education officers from Taiz, Ibb, Al-Hudaydah, Hajja, Sa'ada governorates. Following the training, the team was deployed to Hajjah governorate to assess and respond to diarrhoeal disease cases in Al-Jamima district.

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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.

Read the latest bulletin, 15 June–25 July 2015

Health cluster bulletin, 7 June 2015

Health facility-based reported deaths and injuries

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Assessment of health facilities damaged due to conflict

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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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